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Assault charge against former Kansas football player dropped



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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a former University of Kansas football player accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun.

The charge against 20-year-old Maciah Long was dropped Tuesday after he agreed to plead no contest to marijuana possession.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Long was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to complete an anger management program.

Long was arrested in August after his then-girlfriend reported he threatened her with a gun during an argument. Prosecutors say the woman has moved out of state and didn't want to participate in prosecuting the case.

Long, a sophomore from Houston, was dismissed from the team the day after he was arrested. He played linebacker and tight end for the Jayhawks in 2016.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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