Brock Berglund hires attorney

Former University of Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund has hired a lawyer to help him get released from his scholarship so he can play for another school.

The freshman from Denver was dismissed from the squad last week when he didn't attend a mandatory team meeting with the Jayhawks' new coaching staff. He feared that by attending he would be locked in for another semester.

Berglund told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he sent a written request to school administrators in late December asking for permission to speak to other universities, but the request was denied.

The 19-year-old has a meeting scheduled for Friday in Lawrence, Kan., with the university's student-athlete appeals board, which will make a determination on whether the denial of Berglund's transfer request was fair.