Kansas football player charged with 2 misdemeanors

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Thomas Patrick Barrett (Courtesy: KU Athletics)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A University of Kansas football player is charged with two misdemeanors after his arrest at a Lawrence bar.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports sophomore linebacker Thomas Patrick Barrett was charged Tuesday with two counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct. An attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads says Barrett, from Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested on Aug. 31 at the Jayhawk Cafe. Two 17-year-old girls inside the business were in possession of what was believed to be alcohol.

The girls were released to their guardians.

Barrett turned 21 the same week he was arrested. He’s scheduled for another court appearance Oct. 2.

The Kansas athletic department said it’s monitoring the situation while it goes through the legal process.

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