Richmond, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Eastern Kentucky University has suspended
several players from its football team after the release of video this week
from separate altercations on Jan. 25.
According to reports, offensive lineman Colton Scurry threw the first punch in
a fight with University of Kentucky football players Drew Barker, Dorian Baker
and Tymere Dubose at a downtown dance club, and later that night, defensive
lineman Patrick Graffree, a former Kentucky player, punched Barker in the head
at an EKU campus dormitory.
Surveilance footage of the two incidents went viral earlier this week.
The two teams are scheduled to play each other at Kentucky on Oct. 3.
In a statement Thursday, EKU did not identify the suspended players by name,
but athletic director Steve Lochmueller said, “The legal process has run its
course and the Eastern Kentucky University Office of Student Rights and
Responsibilities is following its prescribed procedure in dealing with the
events involving our student-athletes on January 25, 2015. We hold all of our
EKU students to very high standards and those who violate these codes of
conduct are held accountable.
“Given the actions of these student-athletes, these players have been
suspended from the EKU football roster. Their future at the university will be
determined pending the decision by personnel within our Office of Student
Rights and Responsibilities. This type of behavior will not be tolerated.”
Eastern Kentucky, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, finished with a 9-4
record last season, losing in the first round of the FCS playoffs.