Kentucky releases statement on Chris Rodriguez's absence from arraignment hearing
Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez appeared to be complicating his off-field legal matter by not attending court Friday. UK has now released a statement on the situation, explaining there was a scheduling issue with Rodriguez’s attorneys, who were to attend on his behalf.
WKYT reported Friday that a warrant was issued for the arrest of Rodriguez after he did not show up to court Friday for an arraignment hearing. This past Sunday, Rodriguez was stopped by UK police on Nicholasville Road. The arrest report states Rodriguez faces charges of careless driving, no tail lamps and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after refusing a test.
Kentucky released a statement to the media Friday afternoon. Joshua Moore of the Herald-Leader was among the reporters to share UK’s statement explaining Rodriguez’s court absence was due to a scheduling mistake with his attorneys. The statement says Rodriguez was advised to not attend because they would attend on his behalf.
From UK re: Chris Rodriguez …
“We have confirmed with Chris’ attorneys that this was a scheduling mistake in their office. Chris was specifically advised by his attorneys not to attend because they would attend on his behalf. They are diligently working to get it corrected.”
— Joshua Moore (@JoshMooreHL) May 13, 2022
Rodriguez, who earned first-team All-SEC recognition from the AP in 2021, is entering his redshirt senior season at UK.