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Indictments made in alleged drug ring involving Kansas Jayhawks

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Indictments have been made in the alleged drug ring tied to the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team, now citing 35 people and 101 counts of wrongdoing.

According to the Associated Press, federal prosecutors allege that the ring supplied $17 million worth of drugs to people mostly residing in Kansas, which then goes on to make the connection to the KU basketball team.

Suppliers in the ring allegedly provided certain Jayhawk players with marijuana and one man, Samuel Villeareal III, was often spotted with players, even sitting behind the bench for Kansas basketball games.

The university would not comment to the Associated Press on the incident, maintains that a drug testing policy is in place to screen freshmen, transfer students, and playoff teams.

The alleged incident involves the 2010-11 Jayhawks, a team that finished 35-3 and featured players that include Josh Selby, Marcus and Markieff Morris, and Brady Morningstar.

According to a previous report from the Kansas City Star, a cell phone is the major link between the alleged ring and Kansas basketball.

““We know that because of the text messages we obtained from the iPhone and also from surveillance that was done throughout this investigation of Mr. Villeareal,” Morehead said, according to a transcript that was reported by the Star.

For the full AP report, click here.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

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