Kentucky dismisses Hatcher after arrest on marijuana charge
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops walks the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 52-21. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Kentucky has dismissed senior defensive end/linebacker Jason Hatcher from the team following his arrest early Monday for marijuana possession and speeding in Franklin County.
The arrest report states a sheriff's deputy clocked Hatcher's Chevrolet going 81 mph in a 70 mph zone on eastbound Interstate 64 and pulled him over at 12:55 a.m. Monday just west of Frankfort. The report added that the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana and that Hatcher tried to conceal some of the drug in his pants. A search found a ''large quantity'' of marijuana in Hatcher's car.
Hatcher was booked and later released from the Franklin County Regional Jail for trafficking in less than five pounds of marijuana, tampering with evidence and speeding. Coach Mark Stoops dismissed the Wildcats' seventh-leading tackler (39) Monday.