Stoops suspends Boom Williams, Dorian Baker, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose
09/29/2014 09:16 PM
Four University of Kentucky football players have been suspended for Saturday’s game against South Carolina, including running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, who has emerged as a breakout star for the offense this season.
Also suspended are wide receiver Dorian Baker, quarterback Drew Barker and defensive end Tymere Dubose, after an incident involving “air soft” guns launched a campus lockdown Monday night.
Mark Stoops said in a press release that the players will face additional discipline and “Proper conduct is emphasized as a core value of our program. If we have a situation in which someone who does not act according to our standards, we hold him accountable.”
Athletics director Mitch Barnhart shared in Stoops’ disappointment, saying, “We absolutely respect being part of a wonderful campus community. It disappoints us when one of our student-athletes does not live up to our expectations. We respect the process of the University and are working hand-in-hand with the campus community on this issue.”
The incident remains under investigation with the UK police and they will meet with the County Attorney on Tuesday. Chief Joe Monroe said, “We will be meeting tomorrow with the Fayette County Attorney’s office to determine what actions should take place. Once that investigation is completed, that information will be turned over to the Office of Student Affairs as dictated by university policy to investigate whether any violations of the code of student conduct have taken place.”