Senior running back Raymond Sanders will not play in the final game of his Kentucky career. Sanders, who leads the team in rushing, has been suspended by head coach Mike Stoops for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Stoops addressed the situation during his weekly press conference:
He will not be permitted to play this week. We were working through a couple things last week, where you all heard this or that; I know I got a couple questions on it. We got some more information back today and it firmed up our decision with what to do with him on Saturday.
I’ve sat in here and bragged on him throughout the year. And it doesn’t change my opinion of Raymond. I think he’s a good person. I am disappointed in a few decisions that he made, but he’s a good person. He was a good person for this program. Let’s not let this define him.
I am disappointed. It is unacceptable. He will not play. And that’s really all I want to say (Lexington Herald Leader).
Sanders ranks 16th on Kentucky’s all-time rushing list with 339 carries for 1,542 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Wildcats will play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.
[Source: Lexington Herald Leader]