Kansas DL Chris Martin dismissed from team
Kansas Jayhawks’ defensive lineman Chris Martin has been dismissed from the team after being arrested May 29 for his involvement in an armed robbery.
According to the Kansas City Star, head coach Charlie Weis announced the news when addressing the media on June 17, saying, “Due to recent incidents Chris Martin was involved with, he was given a list of stipulations he was required to meet for him to remain a member of the Kansas Football team, because he did not follow some of those stipulations we have dismissed him from the team.”
Martin was considered a five star prospect coming out of high school and had originally committed to California, but transferred to Florida five months after signing his letter of intent. The top prospect would soon depart from Gainesville as well, following legal issues, and join the junior college rankings before ending up with the Kansas Jayhawks for 2013.
While Martin never played a down in major division one college football, many believed he could be a difference maker for the Kansas defense that struggled in 2012 ranking 114th in the nation, according to CBS Sports.
This could be bad news for Kansas who was hoping to improve on a disastrous 1-11 season including an 0-9 mark in the Big12 conference in 2012.