Former University of Kansas football players Jamal Greene and Vernon Brooks were accused of attempting to rob four KU students of drugs and money at gunpoint last May.
On Wednesday, the Lawrence Journal-World reported
that Brooks pleaded no contest to aggravated-burglary and aggravated-assault charges. Brooks apparently cut a deal to plead guilty to those charges in exchange for prosecutors dumping charges of aggravated assault and conspiracy.
On May 14, Greene and Brooks allegedly tried their hands at
armed robbery at the Tuckaway Apartments in Lawrence. They ended up
getting caught, charged with aggravated burglary, four counts of
aggravated assault, and one count of
conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.
Greene, who is is 6 feet 4 inches and 328
pounds, was kicked off the football team. Brooks had already been given the boot.
Last month, the Journal-World reported
that Greene's defense attorney doesn't expect his case to go
Last season, Greene played football
for Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe.
So he's already
been forgiven in the eyes of the Lord.
Brooks, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced March 3; he's looking at anywhere from three to 11 years for the aggravated-burglary charge and 11 months to three years for the aggravated-assault charge, according to the Journal-World. But probation is a possibility.