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Six Kentucky Football Players Arrested, Charged With Burglary

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Six Kentucky football players have been arrested and charged with burglary, stemming from an incident that happened back in March. That eye-opening news broke on Thursday and comes straight from Lexington Police.

Here are those players:

  • DB Vito Tisdale
  • DB Andru Phillips
  • DB Joel Williams
  • OL Reuben Adams
  • WR Earnest Sanders
  • RB JuTahn McClain

The timing of the arrests is odd considering the incident allegedly took place several months ago, but it’s apparently something that Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops knew about.

“I am aware of the situation that arose today,” Stoops said, via CatsPause.com. “Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges. We’ve been aware of this matter since March, as we withheld the players from team activities while a student conduct review was held. Based on the outcome of the review, the players returned to activity in June. We are evaluating the current situation as we receive more information.”

According to the Lexington Herald Leader, three Wildcat players went to a fraternity party back on March 6 and were asked to leave. Apparently, those players did leave, but soon returned with three additional teammates.

An altercation ensued, but there were no serious injuries. According to the players, the incident took place after someone at the party called them a racial slur. Others have said that one of the Kentucky players had a weapon and pointed it at someone, so there are accusations flying in from both sides.

Here’s what the Lexington Police said in a statement:

“On Saturday, March 6, 2021, there was a private party being thrown at a residence. During the party, three individuals entered the residence uninvited and were asked to leave. The individuals became upset and threatened they would return.

“A short time later, the three individuals returned with additional subjects. The group forced their way into the residence. One suspect was observed pointing a firearm at a victim. As a result of the investigation, the six suspects listed have been charged with Burglary 1st Degree. Mr. Devito Tisdale has also ben charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree based on being identified as the suspect pointing a handgun at one of the victims.”

We should caution patience to wait and see how this plays out before rushing to judgment.


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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Dude who pulled the gun should be cut.. That’s a bridge too far. Others should be able to appeal this.

    Racial slurs are not cool (if they allegedly happened) but that’s not justification for pulling out a gun. Sticks and stones.

  2. Yeah, better not rush to judgment about the dude pointing a gun at people. I mean, he could have been simply showing them the fine craftsmanship of the end of the pistol’s barrel. Better wait for all the details of this case to come in before we rush to say pointing guns at people is automatically a “crime”. Who are we to judge?

    • And of course, after being asked to leave, and then coming back… perhaps someone in the original group of three forgot something at the residence, and they felt they needed more people to come back and locate it. We need to hear from all sides and let this play out before making a leap here.

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