View Full Version : KU Columbia, Mo., police chief wants ‘warrants’ to be issued for KU football team

12-02-2008, 10:02 AM
By Jesse Fray (http://www2.kusports.com/staff/jesse_fray/)
After KU's thrilling 40-37 win over Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, the police chief of Columbia, Mo. issued a fake warrant for the team's arrest.

Say what you will about the city of Columbia, Mo., but at least it has a chief of police with a sense of humor.
Capt. Tom Dresner, interim police chief of the Columbia Police Department, put together a press release on Saturday announcing that he intended to issue warrants for the arrest of the entire Jayhawk football team for robbery following Saturday’s football victory over his Tigers.


Columbia Police News Release (http://www2.kusports.com/documents/2008/dec/01/columbia-police-news-release/)

http://media.lawrence.com/img/news/documents/2008/12/01/KU_FB_Release_Image_t300.png?8aff03de2423e912a2467e97388a07f5331c05b6 (http://www2.kusports.com/documents/2008/dec/01/columbia-police-news-release/)
Download .PDF (http://media.lawrence.com/news/documents/2008/12/01/KUFootballrelease1.pdf)

The release, addressed to Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin, said the department’s Major Crimes Unit is preparing to carry warrants to the county attorney.
“Your gang of desperadoes led by Todd Reesing and Kerry Meier will be behind bars soon enough,” the release said.
In a phone interview Monday, despite tough questions about the lack of evidence for the charges, Dresner held firm.
“It was a robbery in plain daylight,” he said, although he later admitted that perhaps the Tigers played some role in the defeat, blaming “our defense not covering a guy who’d gotten like a thousand receptions that day.”
Dresner said he’s not confident the charges will hold up before a jury because, among other things, there’s a lack of jail space to accommodate the entire KU team.
Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever responded to the charges, noting he didn’t see much evidence after having watched the last 10 minutes of the game about 30 times over the weekend.
“I think there needs to be a warrant against the entire MU football team for impersonating a top 10 team,” Dever said.
Dresner said he came up with the idea of submitting the release after watching the football game Saturday.
“It’s fun to do, and in our business, we don’t get to laugh enough,” he said.


12-02-2008, 10:07 AM
hope about warrant for MU Defense coach for incompetence in last 30 seconds of the game.

Mr. Plow
12-02-2008, 10:08 AM

That's pretty good.....on both sides.

12-02-2008, 10:10 AM
All Columbia Cops should burn in hell.

12-02-2008, 10:34 AM
I went to college with Tom Dresner. He's a good guy. And I wouldn't mess with him. He ran the Columbia SWAT team for many years and is an expert marksman.

12-02-2008, 10:37 AM
the columbia swat team was disbaned after ricky clemmons left

12-02-2008, 10:37 AM
Should have been for impersonating a top 10 team, and for attempted suicide via chocking.

12-02-2008, 11:03 AM
those jail cells would need to be
hosed down with bleach in both states

12-02-2008, 12:47 PM
“I think there needs to be a warrant against the entire MU football team for impersonating a top 10 team,” Dever said.

Frauds? :)

12-02-2008, 12:48 PM
All Columbia Cops should burn in hell.

THIS!!!! :cuss:

12-02-2008, 12:55 PM
All Columbia Cops should burn in hell.

Very insightful, Midnite :rolleyes:

12-02-2008, 01:07 PM
Frauds? :)

Yep. I thought that quote was the best part of this article. fraz ought to love it. ROFL

12-02-2008, 01:08 PM

We had a top 10 team offense, we just had a bottom team defense