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Six UK football players facing charges, including burglary and wanton endangerment

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 19, 2021

(LEX 18) — Six University of Kentucky football players are facing charges, including burglary and wanton endangerment.

According to a criminal complaint, the six unlawfully forced entry into a residence on Forest Park Drive in Lexington back in March. While inside the home, the group was asked to leave. A short time later, the group was involved in a fight with multiple people who lived at the home. Many sustained physical injuries as a result.

The following suspects are Reuben Adams, Robert McClain, Andru Phillips, Earnest Sanders IV, Devito Tisdale, and Joel Williams. The criminal complaint says Tisdale pulled out a gun and pointed it at someone who lived at the home.

The six suspects were charged with Burglary 1st Degree. Tisdale has also been charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree.

Statement from UK Athletics: “The institution and athletics department take these matters very seriously. We are closely evaluating this issue before determining next steps."

“I am aware of the situation that arose today. Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges. We have been aware of this matter since March, as we withheld the players from team activities while a student conduct review was held. Based on the outcome of the review, the players returned to activity in June. We are evaluating the current situation as we receive more information.” - Mark Stoops