Suspended Kentucky WR coach Jovon Bouknight makes court plea in DUI case
Suspended Kentucky wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight made a plea in his DUI case in Kenton County District Court on Monday.
According to the court, Bouknight pleaded guilty to driving at least 26 miles per hour over the speed limit and to possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle during a hearing, WTVQ reported. Bouknight, who joined Mark Stoops’ staff in March of 2020 from Oregon, is on an unpaid suspension following the arrest, which happened about three months ago.
The court decided on a certified refusal of the DUI charge. This means Bouknight refused to submit to the alcohol test and his drivers license will be suspended for the period of time it would have been suspended upon conviction. The DUI charge was then dismissed.
Before Oregon, Bouknight spent three months at Texas Tech before taking the same position with the Ducks. The majority of Bouknight’s career was spent at Utah State, where he coached for 10 years primarily focusing on working with the wide receivers. He was also the co-offensive coordinator in 2016 and the passing game coordinator for two seasons from 2014-15, per his UK bio.
Bouknight has provided some stability to the position on staff as enters his second season in Lexington. He is Kentucky’s third wide receivers coach in the last four seasons.