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Away From Home

Saturday, May 28, 2005

More on the Giddens fight

You may or may not remember that Kansas guard J.R. Giddens was stabbed last week. Turns out he may not have been just an innocent bystander:

Four witnesses, including two other stabbing victims, said Giddens and at least 10 other men attacked Jeremiah Creswell as he stood outside the bar. Creswell, 24, of Olathe, Kan., admitted being intoxicated and told the Star that Giddens had confronted him inside, asking if he "had a problem," and continued the confrontation outside.

Witnesses said Creswell was beaten with fists, bricks and bottles, and kicked. He used a 4-inch folding knife to stab some of the attackers.

. . .

"Giddens was the first one in," Flores said. "When he ran by my car, people were yelling, 'Giddens, Giddens, get back, get back.' He ran right at the dude and started hitting him. The next thing I know, five or six other dudes were right on him."

Not only that, but it appears that he wasn't even the only KU player involved:

Two witnesses said Giddens' teammate, C.J. Giles, was also part of the group that attacked Creswell, though he has denied involvement. And former Kansas player Bryant Nash told the Star that he punched Creswell.

So much for KU basketball being a bunch of good guys.


  • Most disturbing. Most disturbing

    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 5/28/2005 10:06:00 PM  

  • Hey, K-State's guys aren't so perfect either...or rather, the football elite aren't. In Lawrence, it's the basketball team that gets all the girls and free drinks. I think where ever you go, you'll find instances like this. But that doesn't make it any better. And lying about it only makes it worse. I think the lies bother me more than the stabbing and the fighting do, actually.

    By Blogger Mela, at 5/31/2005 05:48:00 PM  

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