Silvio De Sousa facing aggravated battery charge

Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Former KU basketball player Silvio De Sousa is facing an aggravated battery charge, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Wednesday.

Less than two weeks ago, De Sousa announced on Twitter he opted out of the upcoming season because of “personal issues.”

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office wouldn’t give details on the incident, but said it happened on Jan. 1. The district attorney’s office provided KSNT the following timeline in De Sousa’s case.

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According to the district court’s website, De Sousa is expected to make his first court appearance at 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

KSNT News has reached out to the Douglas County District Court for more information. This is a developing story.

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