EKU football player arrested, taken into federal custody

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Aug 26, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An EKU Football player has been arrested and is in federal custody.

Sophomore Marquae Kirkendoll, a defensive back on the team, is accused of an armed robbery involving a postal worker. The incident occurred in January.

The Director of Athletic Communications at EKU told the Richmond Register that once the department had learned of the incident, Kirkendoll was suspended indefinitely from the team.

Kirkendoll was taken into federal custody on Wednesday. He is scheduled for a court appearance today in Lexington.

In a statement sent to LEX 18, EKU's Director of Athletics Communication Rixon Lane said

"EKU Athletics was made aware that Marquae Kirkendoll was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. We have immediately suspended Mr. Kirkendoll indefinitely from the football program pending the results of the legal process."