By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky’s defense took a big hit today when defensive end Jason Hatcher was kicked off the team.
Kentucky issued this statement after news broke that Hatcher had been cited for trafficking marijuana: “Jason Hatcher, a defensive end/linebacker on the University of Kentucky football team, has been dismissed for violation of team rules, Coach Mark Stoops has announced. UK has no additional comment.”
Hatcher was stopped for speeding in Franklin County when the officer smelled marijuana and found marijuana on Hatcher and in the car.
He had previously been cited for marijuana possession in May 2014 and given a second chance to stay on the team by Stoops. He had 47 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks in 21 career games.