Kentucky players involved in alleged burglary reportedly enter plea, hear order from judge
The status with the program of the 6 Kentucky football players charged on Thursday in an alleged March burglary at a house near UK’s campus is still unknown, but is expected to be cleared up on Saturday by coach Mark Stoops.
That report comes from Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader, who was among the reporters who reported on a court appearance by the players on Friday.
The six players – 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 was also charged with wanton endangerment because he was accused of pointing a handgun “at one of the victims.”
While Tisdale is expected to be a key figure on the UK defense this season, but 5 of the 6 appeared in games for the Wildcats last season.
At arraignments on Friday in Fayette District Court, each pleaded not guilty.
Three attorneys represented the players and none would comment. Judge Joseph Bouvier ordered the players to have no contact with the victims and to stay away from the house where the altercation and party occurred.
Police previously described the incident as 3 people showed up uninvited and were asked to leave the house. They then threatened to return and did so a short time later with more people and “forced their way into the residence.”