Josh Jackson pleads guilty to traffic violation, receives six months probation
By Jesse Newell firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Kansas forward Josh Jackson was convicted Tuesday of a municipal traffic violation and two other traffic charges against him were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Lawrence Supervising City Prosecutor Elizabeth Hafoka said Jackson pleaded guilty to “duty upon striking unattended property” Tuesday before being sentenced to six month of probation with a fine of $250 plus $63 in court costs. If Jackson violates probation, he could serve up to 30 days in jail.
Jackson had been cited for a Feb. 2 traffic incident; he received a ticket Feb. 7 for “duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, inattentive driving and improper backing,” according to the Lawrence Municipal Court. Jackson subsequently was suspended one game in March by KU basketball coach Bill Self.
In a separate case, Jackson reached a 12-month diversion agreement in Douglas County District Court for a misdemeanor criminal property damage charge. The agreement was signed April 26 and the case against him will be dismissed if he completes the terms of the diversion.
Jackson, the Big 12 freshman of the year, is expected to be a top-five pick in next month’s NBA Draft.