Report: Police investigating death threats against KU's Johnson

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Iowa State authorities are investigating the seriousness of death threats made toward University of Kansas senior Elijah Johnson after his career performance against the Cyclones, according to a Kansas City Star report.

Johnson scored 39 points to lift the Jayhawks to a 108-96 overtime win Monday, but angered the home crowd with a dunk near the end of overtime, after the outcome had been decided. The Iowa crowd showered him with boos, which continued during his on-court interview with ESPN.

Later on Twitter, one user used a racial slur while another suggested that he and the first user attack the KU bus with a gun, according to the Star. Both accounts have since been deactivated.

"It's unfortunate, but we know it certainly doesn't represent the Iowa State community and its fans," KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Wednesday. "We're sure Iowa State is handling it appropriately."
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