EKU reinstates players involved in bar brawl with Drew Barker
07/06/2015 05:00 PM
RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University announced on Thursday it has reinstated two football players who were involved in bar brawls with Kentucky football players earlier this year.
The school said in a press release that EKU junior offensive lineman Colton Scurry and junior defensive lineman Patrick Graffree have met all legal, university, and athletic deparment requirements to regain full reinstatement and that both players will be eligible to play during the upcoming 2015 season.
EKU previous suspended both Scurry and Graffree following a pair of public altercations with UK quarterback Drew Barker, wide receiver Dorian baker, and defensive lineman Tymere Dubose on January 25 in Richmond.
Police reports determined Curry was the “primary aggressor” at the first fight at Jerzees bar, and surveillance video showed Graffree — a former UK signee — sucker-punching Barker in the head at Telford Hall — an EKU campus dorm — later that same evening.
A Madison County grand jury ultimately decided in April not to indict any player from either team involved in the fights.
The Colonels are scheduled to face the Wildcats this season on October 3 at Commonwealth Stadium.
KSTV discussed the news of the EKU players’ reinstatement on Monday’s show, debating the universities decision to not further discipline both Colonel student-athletes.