A top female college basketball player has been benched for four games since calling the cops on a star men’s player who allegedly kicked her car while she sat in the driver’s seat outside a bar.
Kansas University freshman Josh Jackson was charged with misdemeanor vandalism on Friday in the December 9 incident outside of the Yacht Club bar in Lawrence, Kansas.
Witnesses say the dispute began inside the bar, after sophomore Kansas guard McKenzie Calvert threw a drink on a male teammate of Jackson’s, and Jackson then followed her outside and kicked her car’s taillight and driver’s side door while she sat in the driver’s seat, according to the Kansas City Star.
Jackson has issued a statement apologizing and offering to pay for any damage he ‘directly caused’ to sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert’s car, and his coach says he’s been disciplined for the incident, but Jackson not missed any games for number three ranked Kansas.
Calvert, on the other hand, was benched for the entire game directly after calling the police on Jackson and in three others since, seeing her average playing minutes cut in half overall.
Ranked the number 16 women’s recruit when she came out of high school, Calvert was the top scorer for the Jayhawks in five out of the first eight games this season, averaging 28.1 minutes per game.
In the next 19 games, her playing time dropped to 15.6 minutes per game, the Star found.
Kansas University spokesman Jim Marchiony told the Star that he could not address whether Calvert had been suspended, saying ‘we don’t talk about an individual player’s playing time.’
Jackson is considered a top prospect for the NBA draft in June, and has started in every Jayhawks game so far this year.
His arraignment is set for April 12, a week after the NCAA championship game.