And now we know a whole helluva lot more of the rest of this particular story.
In the early morning hours of May 24, Kentucky safety Marcus Walker was arrested on cocaine and marijuana trafficking charges. Five days later, it was confirmed that, as a result of the arrest, Walker had been dismissed by Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops.
Citing police records, SECCountry.com reported Wednesday that a search of a residence Walker shared with another male turned up, among other things, nearly $100,000 in cash.
After a search, $70,312 was found in a bag by a closet and another $25,000 was found in a box in the top-floor bedroom of a townhome he shared.
The more than $95,000 in cash belonged to Walker, according to a property and evidence record obtained by SEC Country.
During the search, police found 52.86 grams of suspected powder cocaine in a kitchen cabinet along with digital scales and packaging material. More than 5 pounds of marijuana was found throughout the house — in a water heater closet, a counter next to the stove, under a bed and in a backpack.
Tavon Wells, Walker’s roommate, is facing the same drug trafficking charges.
247Sports.com‘s composite board had Walker rated as a three-star recruit in the Class of 2015. After redshirting as a true freshman, the Florida native played in 21 games the past two seasons — 12 in 2017, nine in 2016. He had been credited with 17 tackles in those two seasons, including a career-high seven in a 2016 win over Austin Peay.