Kansas suspends G Arterio Morris

Kansas has suspended sophomore guard Arterio Morris from the men’s basketball team, a school spokesperson confirmed late Friday to several media outlets.The suspension of the Texas transfer came one day after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge in Denton County, Texas. The case involved a June 2022 incident involving an ex-girlfriend.The Kansas City Star reported Friday that the suspension came while University of Kansas police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in late August at McCarthy Hall, a dormitory on campus where men’s basketball players reside. Morris was not named in the related police report, but the Star reported that a source said Morris is the subject of “an allegation.”As of late Friday, no arrests had been made. Two teammates, Johnny Furphy and Elmarko Jackson, were listed as witnesses and a third, Nick Timberlake, was also mentioned as “other” in the police report. The Star reported that they are not under investigation.