Mark Richt… er, Stoops, has lost control of the Kentucky football program.

Cue Herbie’s righteous indignation.  (Just kidding.)

Burglary charges were filed Thursday against six University of Kentucky football players over an incident at a March private party, according to Lexington police Sgt. Donnell Gordon.

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

A short time later, the three individuals returned with additional people., Gordon said. The group allegedly forced their way into the residence. One suspect pointed a firearm at a victim.

As a result of the investigation, Reuben “RJ” Adams, Robert JuTahn McClain, Andru Phillips, Earnest Sanders IV, Devito Tisdale and Joel Williams were charged with first-degree burglary, according to police and court records.

Tisdale has also been charged with wanton endangerment. He’s accused of pointing the handgun at one of the victims.

… In a separate statement released by the school, head coach Mark Stoops said the team has been aware of the incident since March.

“I am aware of the situation that arose today,” Stoops said. “Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges. We have 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.”

Generally speaking, “Out of respect for the legal process” is one of those things you don’t want to hear your head coach say.  Then again, these kids may just have been trying to fit in with the program.

Dan Berezowitz, Stoops’ chief of staff, had an assault charge against him dismissed on Tuesday, but remains suspended by the university. Jovon Bouknight, UK’s wide receivers coach, was arrested for a DUI in June but later reached a plea deal that saw that charge dismissed; he returned to the team following a suspension.

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17 responses to “Mark Richt… er, Stoops, has lost control of the Kentucky football program.

  1. Anon

    From what i can tell stoops is a stand up guy and will handle these fairly? He seems like a reasonable guy and has run a pretty clean program. I’d give him benefit of doubt unless I knew more details

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    • Down Island Way

      Senators “fit in with the program” take has merit…crime sharpens crime…what, you got a misdemeanor, shit man, i got invasion, burglary and wanton something or other, me and muh boyz are doin’ time….

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      • HirsuteDawg

        But you would have to go to Baylor, FSU or now LSU to get good rape instruction and even better cover-up (make that institutional cover-up). Coaching support matters!

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        • Harold Miller

          I believe Kentucky has their own rape issues as well. They just seem to be better at keeping that particular genie in the bottle for now.

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    • PTC DAWG

      I agree..

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  2. akascuba

    This current information aside. Stoops had made Kentucky about as good as possible. They are now firmly the third best team in the East. He does have the large benefit of UT and USCe being terrible battling Vandy for the worst team in the division. That does make third place not that hard a hill to climb. Now beating FU and getting to second in the East would be an accomplishment.

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    • Down Island Way

      Not defending or taking up for FU, when you are third out of three (discounting the bottom feeders) not a pleasant position but then hoops season is just around the corner for uk…

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  3. We must have missed the Kentucky group NIL announcement for Smith and Wesson on Twitter. “We have used Smith and Wesson handguns since we were in Middle School,
    and when we force our way into a rich kid frat party, we only pack heat with the best.”

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    • RangerRuss

      The UK player wasn’t charged with possession of stolen firearm. So he probably was rockn a Highpoint 9mm and holding it like it came in the box.
      “Highpoint. Affordable, mostly reliable and dumpable as an anchor. For the gangsta with no time for accuracy and concealment.”

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  4. Are they better than Missouri? Time will tell.

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  5. Not excusing the ever growing legal matters, but so far I haven’t seen Stoops dancing like an epileptic on pop rocks and jolt cola like Dipshit Mullen, so Mark has that going for him

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  6. Scotty King

    They have a fine young man – and damn good football player – in Martez Thrower. This may open up earlier playing time for Marty.

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  7. 69Dawg

    What ever happen to the Fuller Cup. UK has a chance to win something and it’s no longer there.

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Seems like the players found out they were brought to UK to play football, and that’s it. They’re not wanted at the parties.

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  9. Russ

    So, six players, the chief of staff and an assistant coach all have criminal charges against them? Damn, they’ve been busy in Kentucky.

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  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I take it as a sign that UK is on the brink of becoming a serious football program. I kid, I kid.

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