Kentucky player charged with rape, suspended

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman defensive end Lloyd Tubman was arrested and charged with first-degree rape Tuesday, and the school says he has been suspended indefinitely.

Lloyd Tubman, Credit: Lexington Fayette County Detention Center
Lloyd Tubman, Credit:
Lexington Fayette County Detention Center

Coach Mark Stoops announced the suspension and said in a statement he was “very concerned” about the allegations and everyone involved.

The Lexington-Fayette County jail’s website said Tubman was being held on a first-degree rape charge.

The university said in a release that the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Tubman was arrested by campus police following an incident last week at a residence hall on campus. The release also stated the 19-year-old, who played at Louisville Seneca High School, is also subject to discipline under the university’s code of conduct.

The school said legal and student privacy regulations bar them from commenting on Tubman’s participation in the student conduct process.

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