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Report: Carlton Bragg Jr. charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

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DES MOINES, IA - MARCH 19: Carlton Bragg Jr. #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts after scoring in the first half against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 19, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged over the weekend with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a report from the Kansas City Star.

Bragg was suspended for the Jayhawk win over No. 4 Kentucky in Rupp Arena on Saturday, leading to speculation that his suspension had to do with an investigation into an alleged rape of a 16-year old in the dorm where the Kansas basketball players live.

Bill Self released a statement on Thursday night saying that the suspension did not have anything to do with that investigation, and, to a point, he’s right. But during the course of the investigation, according to court papers obtained by the Star, the KU police found “two glass smoking devices with residue.” The police also noted that there is nothing to indicate that those devices have anything to do with the alleged rape.

KU police have not released any information about the suspect in the rape investigation.

In December, Bragg was suspended for a game against Nebraska after an allegation of domestic violence made by an ex-girlfriend. That allegation was proven to be false, and the women has since been charged with battery. She was in court last week.