Jayhawks’ Giles dismissed from team
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – The University of Kansas basketball team
dismissed junior forward C.J. Giles from the team, head coach Bill Self
Self suspended Giles last month from practice and announced last week that he
had been suspended from game action for the first semester.
University police issued Giles a ticket for misdemeanor battery on Monday
night for an incident involving a former girlfriend.
“We are not now making a judgment about guilt or innocence regarding this
incident,” Self said. “But this is yet another example of C.J. putting himself
in a situation in which negative things can happen.
“C.J. was well aware of the consequences of another lapse in judgment,” Self
added. “We normally would let the judicial process play its course before
dismissing someone, but C.J. has exhibited a pattern of irresponsible behavior
and has left us no choice.”
“We have standards that we hold all our student-athletes to and C.J. did not
meet those standards. We wish him only the best wherever his future takes
him. We will continue to support him academically while he is at Kansas.”
Giles played in 33 games last year for the Jayhawks and averaged 6.2 points
and 4.8 rebounds per contest.