Kentucky offensive tackle E.J. Price says he is leaving the team. After sitting out in 2017, the former USC transfer was poised to crack Kentucky’s offensive line rotation this fall. That changed when he fired off a dozen Tweets this morning as UK completed its fifth spring practice.
#NFLFactory huh lol don’t believe the hype the overpaid faculty doesn’t know what it takes to be great
Slushie cups in nutrition shakes get real it’s a reason guys aren’t gaining weight around here and it isn’t the players fault
Death before bondage
Inconsistent? I have 3 A’s and 1 B haven’t been late to anything since January but I am inconsistent…. and please try to down play my talent your best guys know who is the best they went up against
The thing is I know my worth is more than a football player but so many see this as a way out and it is but it has become so saturated with greed fueled rich Man U sit back and sell these kids dreams PARENTS JUST FACT CHECK THESE COACHES
The truth about @USC_Athletics is I went on my visit @ChadWheeler72 was in a mental hospital and @ZBNFL told me he was declaring for the draft idk they had returned until I had already signed and was on campus so going across the country to be lied did something to my mental
I am stepping away from @UKFootball this is completely my decision I have great grades right now and look forward to continuing my academic career if possible. I want to thank UK for giving me this opportunity and being a man of his word. I WAS NOT KICKED OFF I AM LEAVING.#BBN
Respect is a 2 way streak period
I have overcame so much and my life and it’s time for me to overcome football
Let’s see what dirt gets thrown on my name next
Where Price goes from here, that is unclear, but best of luck to him in his future endeavors.
A UK spokesperson confirmed to Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader that Price has left the Kentucky football team, ending his UK career before ever stepping foot on the field.
Price just Tweeted an apology. It appears to have been too late. A UK official told Derek Terry that Price is still off the team.
5:37 (Hopefully the Final) UPDATE
Is he on the team or off? Maybe patience is the best advice as the parties go back and forth. I don’t believe the apology is taking Price over the top, but it appears Stoops is willing to give him one more chance.
Derek Terry was told by a UK official: “Mark Stoops spoke with and will continue to help him. A return to the team is a possibility.” We shall see.