Kansas guard Josh Jackson suspended for Big 12 tournament opener

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Kansas announced that star forward Josh Jackson has been suspended for the Jayhawks’ opener in the Big 12 tournament.

The suspension is the result of a traffic incident that occurred on Feb. 2nd that Jackson only told the program about on Monday. He was cited for three traffic violations, according to the Kansas City Star, for what amounted to a hit-and-run. He backed into a parked car and left without leaving his information on the car.

“Although Josh has acknowledged his responsibility and has handled it himself, he didn’t tell me about it until Monday,” Self said in a release. “He should have left his contact information at the time and notified us immediately.”

Jackson was not suspended as a result of a criminal property damage charge that he received last month stemming from an incident where he inflicted about $1,000 worth of damage onto the car of a Kansas women’s basketball player.

Jackson is averaging 16.4 points, 7.2 boards and 3.1 assists this season. He was named a second-team all-american by NBC Sports.