Rush's traffic troubles not a big deal

Missouri fans and critics of the Kansas University football team's berth to the Orange Bowl will seize on KU basketball player Brandon Rush's arrest Thursday for unpaid traffic tickets.That is the primary reason for the uproar over Rush's arrest for failure to attend two court dates for routine traffic violations ... well, besides the usual paranoia that always overtakes the KU fan base any time something like this happens.This is a chance for those who don't like KU to kick it while it's down. After all, Missouri fans felt like they'd been kicked in the crotch when they were left out of the BCS and rival Kansas wasn't. And Kansas State fans are ticked that their football team choked away a dynamite start to the season and limped to the finish in embarrassing fashion. That explains any verbal shots coming from the east or the west.It's just a coincidence that Rush's traffic troubles popped up days after the BCS was announced, and the already livid KU rivals were more than willing to pounce.Meanwhile, some Kansas fans are in a panic over this little mishap. It's flat-out silly.During his three years in Lawrence, Rush has played hard on the court and maintained a low profile off of it. He has represented his school and team in a positive manner.If his lone hiccup along the way is a late payment for some traffic infractions, that's fine. Let it go.It's not like he was involved in a fight or some other sort of public disturbance. It's not like the traffic violations were hit-and-run accidents or DUIs.This doesn't even compare to former Jayhawk Jeff Hawkins' auto incident in the drive-thru lane of a fast food joint.Plus, he was arrested when he stopped by the Lawrence Municipal Court to pay for the tickets. It's not like he was hauled out of practice in handcuffs. If this were a big deal to the authorities, he's not a hard guy to find around town. He has a pretty recognizable face.No, they busted him while he was trying to rectify the problem. He missed his court date on Nov. 28, the day of the Florida Atlantic game. Explanations that he either wrote down the wrong date or forgot during the course of a busy day of classes and game-day preparation are understandable, but neither change the fact that he should have been more responsible.Still, it's silly to get bent out of shape over this. Once again, it's a frickin' traffic violation, and he was trying to take care of it.Rush will not be suspended because of this, nor should he be. The embarrassment he has caused for himself, and the financial cost he will endure, are punishment enough.Now, let's move on.

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devieh 11 years, 11 months ago

false statements:

"If his lone hiccup along the way is a late payment for some traffic infractions, that's fine. Let it go."

"Plus, he was arrested when he stopped by the Lawrence Municipal Court to pay for the tickets." ..... from espn (AP article)

"LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Brandon Rush, the leading scorer the past two years for No. 3 Kansas, was arrested Thursday for failing to appear in court on traffic charges. He was released from jail after posting $500 bond. Rush failed to appear in court on Nov. 28 on charges of driving with a suspended license and speeding on Oct. 19, and for driving on the wrong side of the road and having no proof of insurance stemming from a case in December 2006."

from kusports

"Kansas University junior basketball guard Brandon Rush was arrested on Thursday afternoon on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court for traffic violations."

more lies from you: "No, they busted him while he was trying to rectify the problem. He missed his court date on Nov. 28, the day of the Florida Atlantic game. Explanations that he either wrote down the wrong date or forgot during the course of a busy day of classes and game-day preparation are understandable, but neither change the fact that he should have been more responsible.

Still, it's silly to get bent out of shape over this. Once again, it's a frickin' traffic violation, and he was trying to take care of it."

what about the warrant from 2006? he was just busy for over a year?

no it wasn't just a traffic violation these were warrants.

your a shill.

cwrist 11 years, 11 months ago

"it wasn't just a traffic violation these were warrants."

Right ... for unpaid traffic tickets. And they arrested him when he went in to take care of the problem. Those aren't false statements. They are facts from published reports. He had unpaid tickets and didn't appear in court when he was supposed to, and they arrested him when he stopped by Lawrence Municipal Court to take care of them. He should have taken care of it sooner. He didn't. He got in trouble for it. He apologized. His reputation has taken a deserving knock for it, but it's not that big of a deal. If it were, they knew where to find him.

devieh 11 years, 11 months ago

no wrong again they were for failure to appear for court, there are no fines he could have walked into the court to pay to "take care of them"

take care of them sooner? as in a whole year sooner. i never said it was a big deal just don't misrepresent this like he forgot to pay a bill, he skipped court. he had to post bond and now has to go back to court. it's not like he just has to pay fines, he has to go back and take care of what he never took care of in the first place.

devieh 11 years, 11 months ago

and the facts are as i pasted them not what you tried to say. the reports say he was arrested because he had warrants not unpaid fines.give me a break.

cwrist 11 years, 11 months ago

"more lies from you: "No, they busted him while he was trying to rectify the problem.

From KUsports: He said he showed at court Thursday, "trying to pay both of them (warrants). It didn't work out that way. I was surprised," he said of getting arrested, then posting $500 bond.

devieh 11 years, 11 months ago

you can't pay warrants. the warrants he had were issued for failure to appear for a court date. the only way to fix the problem is to goto jail and go back to court. maybe he was surprised because neither nor you have a grasp of how the legal system works.

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