Monday, November 25, 2013
Kentucky's leading rusher suspended
By Sam Khan Jr.
Kentucky's leading rusher, Raymond Sanders, is suspended for Saturday's season finale against Tennessee for violating a team rule, according to Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.
Stoops said he is "disappointed in a few decisions" that Sanders made and noted that Sanders is not off the team, but will not play on Saturday. The senior from Stone Mountain, Ga., leads the Wildcats with 464 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season. He also has 19 receptions for 135 yards for the 2-9 Wildcats, who are 0-7 in SEC play.
Whether Sanders will be allowed to participate in senior day activities this weekend will be determined on Tuesday by Stoops. Kentucky had a handful of suspensions for its most recent game, a 59-17 loss to Georgia. Freshman defensive end Jason Hatcher and sophomore cornerback Cody Quinn served one-game suspensions and junior wide receiver Demarco Robinson is suspended indefinitely.
Robinson will miss Saturday's game also but can return next season, Stoops said, if he "meets some requirements we put on him."
As for Sanders, Stoops said that he's a "good person," and that this does not change his opinion of Sanders. The Wildcats next-leading rusher is freshman Jojo Kemp who has 95 carries for 460 yards and three touchdowns on the season as well as seven catches for 73 yards.
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