New video shows EKU player sucker-punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker
04/15/2015 04:05 PM
RICHMOND — New video surfaced online Tuesday night of a January 25 altercation on Eastern Kentucky’s campus, showing an EKU football player sucker-punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker on the side of the head.
The video shows Barker and fellow UK teammates Tymere Dubose (defensive tackle) and Dorian Baker (wide receiver) entering Telford Hall — an EKU student-housing building — with a woman whom police identify as a student living there.
Patrick Graffree — a former Kentucky defensive lineman who transferred to EKU — arrives shortly thereafter. He takes off his sweatshirt, approaches the Kentucky players from behind, and punches a defenseless Barker in the head without warning, knocking him to the ground.
Graffree leaves the scene as the UK players help Barker to his feet before being escorted out of the building.
Kentucky.com released the graphic security camera footage on YouTube.
Police reports list Barker, Baker, and Dubose as the same three players involved in separate bar incident that night, which sent EKU lineman Colton Scurry to the hospital with a broken nose and facial fractures.
A grand jury declined to bring any charges against the Wildcat players in a ruling last week after police labeled Scurry as “the primary aggressor” in the altercation.
The KSTV crew reacted to the violent footage on Wednesday and discussed what it means for the players involved.