KJ Lawson, who is transferring from Memphis to Kansas along with his brother, came under fire for a video posted to Snapchat in which he makes vulgar remarks about former coach Tubby Smith.
After the video made the rounds, some took to Twitter to suggest that KU head coach Bill Self pull the offer to transfer from Lawson.
We’re not sure how Self will handle the situation, but Lawson has already responded to the video, apologizing for his “immature, thoughtless” words.
He released a statement on Twitter on Thursday evening.
This momentary discretion can jeopardize the most important thing in my life.. I apologize for my inexcusable behavior. pic.twitter.com/Ys5cy4BNxv
— Keelon Lawson (@KJLawson2) April 14, 2017
According to ESPN, Self is not expected to take any drastic action in response.
A source close to the situation said Lawson is not expected to lose his scholarship offer from the Jayhawks, who were plagued by off-court drama throughout the 2016-17 season.
Myron Medcalf also notes that Self is actively recruiting multiple Lawson family members: brothers Chandler and Johnathan, and cousin D.J. Jeffries, all expected to be top recruits.
The Lawsons are two of the most high-profile transfers in the country. Dedric averaged 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while KJ posted a solid 12.3 points and 8.1 boards last season. The pair will likely sit out the upcoming season, before suiting up for the Jayhawks for the 2018-19 campaign. By then, there’s a fair chance that many people will have forgotten this incident, though that certainly doesn’t mean that Lawson should get by scot-free.