Six Kentucky players plead not guilty to burglary charges
Six Kentucky football players pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree burglary charges relating to an incident at a March gathering in a private residence in Lexington, Ky.
Offensive lineman Reuben “R.J.” Adams, running back Robert “Jutahn” McClain, defensive back Andru Phillips, wide receiver Earnest Sanders IV, safety Devito Tisdale and defensive back Joel William are charged with burglary. Tisdale reportedly faces a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a person in the home.
The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Wednesday.
The Lexington police report that three individuals crashed a party in March and were asked to leave. The three allegedly returned later with more people — including one with a gun — and forced their way in the residence.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said the university had been aware of the incident and the players were held out of team activities until June when a student conduct review was completed.
–Field Level Media