Jason Hatcher Dismissed From UK Football Team

Feb 22, 2016

A University of Kentucky football player has been dismissed from the team after his most recent run-in with the law.  The school announced that junior defensive end Jason Hatcher is no longer a Wildcat.

Credit UK Athletics

Early this morning Franklin County authorities charged Hatcher with trafficking marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding 11 miles over the limit.

This was not the first time Hatcher had been involved in off the field troubles.

The Herald Leader reports he was cited for marijuana possession along with former Trinity High School teammate James Quick in 2014. The charge was dismissed and later expunged after Hatcher completed a marijuana education program.

In his freshman season, Hatcher was one of three players suspended for a November game at Georgia.  He missed the first two games of the 2015-16 campaign due to team rules violations.