3 UK football players charged with marijuana possession

University of Kentucky police say three members of the football team were charged Thursday night with marijuana possession.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that coach Joker Phillips said Monday that the players will remain with the team.

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Each player admitted to the officer that he had smoked marijuana, and the drug was found inside the address listed on the citations.

At his weekly Monday news conference, Coach Joker Phillips said that Sanders and Cobbins will be eligible to play at Florida on Saturday.

“Kids don’t always do all the things right,” Phillips said. “We hold our kids accountable. We disciplined right away. We don’t wait. We try to get as many of the facts as we possibly can. We got them on Friday and we disciplined right away.”

Sanders is third on the UK depth chart at running back behind Jonathan George and CoShik Williams. George likely will be the starter in Gainesville.

“The way he played, he deserves to be the starter,” Phillips said of George’s three-touchdown performance against WKU. “CoShik is banged up, won’t practice until Thursday. So (George) deserves to be the starter.”

The newspaper said running back Raymond Sanders, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and wide receiver Bookie Cobbins, of New Orleans, were suspended for Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky, which the Wildcats lost 32-31 in overtime. They are eligible to play Saturday at Florida. Cornerback Marcus Caffey, of Atlanta, was ruled academically ineligible before the season began.

All three are due in Fayette County District Court on Oct. 9.

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