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UK’s starting quarterback arrested after bar ‘incident’

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In their first year under head coach Joker Phillips, Kentucky reached bowl eligibility and will face Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl next month.

Whether they’ll have their starting quarterback under center, however, remains to be seen.

According to multiple reports, starter Mike Hartline was arrested early Friday morning following an incident outside of a Lexington bar.  The 22-year-old QB was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place and failure to notify the department of transportation of an address change.

Hartline was involved in an argument with a woman then started walking on Crescent Avenue toward University Avenue about 3 a.m. Friday after he saw a police cruiser, according to a police report.

“The subject was unsteady on his feet,” the report says. Hartline’s speech was slurred and he smelled like alcohol, the report says.

The woman told police that Hartline hit her, causing pain in her lower jaw. The officer took an assault report, but the officer said in the report that there was no visible injury.

Hartline has started all 12 games for the Wildcats this season.

Phillips is aware of the situation and will make a comment at the appropriate time.

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4 Responses to “UK’s starting quarterback arrested after bar ‘incident’”
  1. cubano76 says: Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    The 22-year-old QB was charged with:

    1. second-degree disorderly conduct = Sounds like he was just being a little too loud outside.

    2. alcohol intoxication in a public place = Sounds like he was trying to find a safe ride home, instead of driving drunk and maybe killing someone. (Should be awarded for this)

    3. and failure to notify the department of transportation of an address change = WTF is that?!?!?!

  2. Slim Charles says: Dec 10, 2010 12:20 PM

    Yeah, most of those are the chintzy fake charges that police invent to pad their stats. If he really punched a chick though, lock him up – though people will care less about that then if he would have dared to sell a jersey or something.

  3. gamustangdude says: Dec 10, 2010 12:59 PM

    Yeah let’s give this guy a pass but hammer Cam Newton. hypocrites

  4. ohiogator says: Dec 10, 2010 7:44 PM

    Cam “laptop” Newton getting hammered?????

    Punk deserves it.

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