Star KU freshman held out of Kentucky game

Self: Billy Preston to sit out against Kentucky

Kansas Freshman Billy Preston Suspended For Crashing Car

Shortly before Kansas's game against Kentucky, the team announced that freshman forward Billy Preston would not play due to his involvement in a single-vehicle auto crash with no injuries, which the administration is investigating for "a clearer financial picture specific to the vehicle." Hmm.

KU basketball coach Bill Self explained the suspension in a statement posted to the KU men's basketball's Twitter page before the game.

"After I learned about the incident, I reported it to our administration", Self said. Kentucky - that Preston is being withheld from competition because he got into a one-car accident on Kansas' campus Saturday.

The key phrase here is "we needed a clearer financial picture specific" to the vehicle Preston was in.

Self said Preston was informed of the decision before the team's pregame meal. Self described him as "disappointed and crushed" to learn he would not face Kentucky. "Wee hop to have the situation resolved as soon as possible".

"Preston issued two tweets around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the first simply reading "Wow" and the second stating "(Shaking my head) people love trying to see me fail". He was held out of the Jayhawks' season opener for missing curfew and class.

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