Morris was initially charged with a Class A misdemeanor on allegations he assaulted an ex-girlfriend within the Dallas space in June 2022, shortly earlier than he enrolled on the University of Texas. Morris transferred to Kansas after the 2022-23 season.
The preliminary cost may have carried as much as a yr in jail. After a number of trial delays, Morris entered a nolo contendere plea, also referred to as a no contest plea, to a Class C assault misdemeanor and should pay a $362 superb, Morris’ lawyer, Justin Moore, stated. The plea permits a defendant to just accept penalties of the cost with out admitting guilt.
Despite the arrest, Texas had let Morris, a prime nationwide recruit out of Dallas, play in all 38 video games final season because the Longhorns superior to the regional ultimate of the NCAA match. He averaged almost 12 minutes and 4.7 factors per recreation.