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Dismissing Daylen Hall was the right move

Former Kentucky defensive back Daylen Hall was dismissed from the UK football team back in February for a violation of team rules. That ranks up there with giving Matt Roark the starting quarterback job against Tennessee as one of the best moves Joker Phillips has ever made.

Hall is facing felony assault charges after he allegedly punched a deputy sheriff at the Trinity/St. X lacrosse game over the weekend. The 18-year-old Hall was among a group of students who were asked to leave the field after the game when the alleged punch went down. According to WDRB, the game’s PA announcer came over the intercom and warned the group that they would be arrested if they didn’t return to the bleachers. When the officer grabbed Hall by the shirt to escort him off the field, Hall punched him, breaking his glasses and cutting his face.

An arrest warrant was issued after Hall fled the scene and he was arrested early this morning.

He has been charged with third-degree assault of a police officer.

Anyone surprised?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

66 Comments for Dismissing Daylen Hall was the right move

  1. Cats By Triple Digits
    1:32 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Does this kid think he can get away with anything? What an idiot.

  2. minton
    1:35 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    SOB is getting what he deserves. He’s not good enough to be a CAT.

  3. G Rob
    1:37 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. Maybe he’ll cool off after a couple years in prison.

  4. UKnum1Fan
    1:39 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    How about an update on the baseball team? Game should be over by now.

  5. nybrasky
    1:42 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Nice work, kid. Tell Bud Mackey we say hi.

    4 – Bat Cats won 2-0. AJ Reed the winning pitcher & went 4-4 with a HR. Now they’re off til Thursday when they play winner of LSU vs MSU/Ark. There’s your recap.

  6. big sneez
    1:43 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Never knew Seth Rogen was once a cat?

  7. SeoulCat
    1:45 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Good riddance. Jesus, I took a beating on the message boards when I said he needed his scholarship revoked after assaulting the hotel security guard and acting a fool. Still think this idiot deserves a scholly now? But, hey, “he’s just a kid having fun on spring break!” I’m glad Joker had the foresight to cut his losses back in February.

  8. SeoulCat
    1:47 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #5 Thanks for the update. I was wondering how that turned out.

  9. KentuckyGentleman
    1:47 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Hall did not punch the officer. He didn’t even touch him. He ran onto the field and the cop couldn’t get a hold of him. No punch was thrown.

  10. ukgags
    1:48 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #5 – Perfect timing. Came to the comments to see if anyone knew the score. Appreciate the update.

  11. Bubba Earl
    1:48 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    The young man has a problem with authority, he threw a security guard in the pool on Spring Break last year, now this. I suggest they sign him up for boot camp in the Marines!

  12. pls3841
    1:49 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    This kid looks like Josh Koschek from the UFC…

  13. stxnewalum
    1:54 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    i was there, he spun and his cell phone fell out, he also ran a cop over, everyone was watching it and talking about it, but that was a sick goal to beat trinity

  14. ukfan
    1:54 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    He should’ve never been recruited by UK. He was a punk at St X and will always be a punk.

  15. gridiron_cat
    1:55 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    @KentuckyGentleman – Were you there and witnessed this? You may want to call WDRB then and let them know what really happened before the story gets out of hand. Still, kid was a problem child, I was on #7’s side over the spring break incident.

  16. stxnewalum
    1:57 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #11, he couldnt make the marines

  17. PatPattersonISwalkingthruthatdoor
    2:04 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    bump that ish up to first-degree assault of a police officer. Inexcusable conduct that cannot be tolerated.

  18. CatMan
    2:15 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    The nut didn’t fall far from the tree. His dad is a punk and he raised a punk. Glad he’s gone!

  19. KyColonel
    2:26 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Is this really a “great move”? Wouldn’t any coach kick Hall off for doing this?

  20. cats11
    2:35 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    19. Agreed. Right move, but not a great move.

  21. UK
    2:35 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    This breaks my heart because I grew up with this kid. But there are so many more incidents with him that the general public does not know about. It kills me to see his speed and strength wasted, but heres to hoping he cleans his act up.

  22. gottodoit
    2:43 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    He will be given a ‘rehab’ scholarship by Louisville.

  23. bluebiscuit
    2:44 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I think he has anger management issues because of being named Daylen.

  24. wc5
    2:57 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Theres gotta be more to this story cause i knew daylen and this doesnt sound like somethin he would do. The security guard thing was completely different and dozens of other people were doing things just as bad.

  25. Chicago Chris
    2:59 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #21 Yeah, you figure for every police officer and security guard he punched, there are fifty people who weren’t in uniform that got hit with his fist. I bet he was bigger than all of them too… real brave.

  26. Seth Rogen
    3:08 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    He looks like a fat me.

  27. UKBlue
    3:27 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    This kid has got some serious issues !!

  28. Haha
    3:32 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I thought st x was a place that tought you how to be a man with class. He is trash

  29. Law office
    3:34 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    He want to act like a thug and be a thug we he got his wish. Going to the slammer with the rest of the thugs. Don’t give this he is a good kid crap either. Get real.

  30. Allegedly
    3:38 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I was at this game and saw Daylen as well as 30+ other kids run onto the field after the game. Why was e chosen out of everyone to get chased down? Why weren’t any other kids tried to be taken off of the field by a cop? Doesn’t make sense… And I saw this incident happen he in no way shape or form threw a fist at the officer. While he was running off the field the office grabbed and held him by the shirt and like a football type instinct he brushed his hands off. I find this charge to be complete BULLSHIT.

  31. Randy Forbes
    3:43 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, I think even on a web site of this nature it would be best to state simply what the alegations are than to state affirmatively that this young man is guilty of having done thus and such, when you have absolutely no proof of the same.
    The truth can be very distorted when a pissed off cop runs a story by an aggressive District Attorney who then spreads his own version to a holier-than-thou “journalist” who then writes a sensationalized story about what might actually have been very little. Now your matter-of-fact version has emboldened many commentors here to pronounce the boy a jerk based largely on your unsupported claims that he smashed a rent-a-cop in the face. The claim that the kid is an asshole or a punk or whatever should not beguile you into not following some semblance of fair rules.

  32. Luvnmycats
    3:50 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry Drew this doesn’t have anything to do with your article. But, can you please post your radio affiliates so we can listen this summer at
    Lake Cumberland. Somerset KY, Jamestown KY, and is it on at the regular time? Thanks. I really want to listen to Coach Mitchell on Friday.

  33. smyrna
    3:51 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Another horrible blog by KSR. What don’t you at LEAST add the word “alleged.”

    I am guessing you don’t have a clue of what happened and weren’t there … yet feel the need to have already ruled the kid guilty.

    Wait until AFTER the court rules before writing this kind of “guilty, guilty, guilty” blurb.


    You guys suck.

  34. wittness
    3:55 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    30 and 31 are crazy, i was 10 feet away from him and saw him lower his shoulder into the cop and knock him down. and 30 i saw a bunch of other people get grabbed by the cops but they just walked them back to the fence and kick them off the field. i bet dumbass thought they were going to arrest him so he ran

  35. wittness
    3:57 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    hey smyrna they said hes facing charges, did you read that, they also never said the word guilty, only you said guilty

  36. allegedly
    4:00 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    34) how are you going to call me crazy when i was there also and saw something different? maybe you’re the crazy one huh? He did not “lower his shoulder” he jukes the pants off one cop who fell he didn’t make body contact whatsoever. There will always be a different version of the story but as of right now i see of no proof that you could charge Mr. Hall with these things. Sorry, pal.

  37. Angus McBride
    4:03 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #31. I completely agree. Drew, I hope you have learned your lesson:

    Idiot / SOB / Punk / Trash / Thug / Fool / Son of a Punk

    This is what you have provoked people to write about the boy based on your assertion that he smashed a deputy in the face, despite several eyewitnesses agreeing he did nothing of the kind.

    What a small step it is between “was with a bunch of kids celebrating on the field” and “trash punk thug fool idiot should be tried for first degree assault.” My favorite is the internet tough guy who said Daylen probably punched 100 other people too, and they were probably smaller than he, so the boy is probably a big, fat coward as well as all of these other things.”

  38. wittness
    4:04 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    36 you also said 30 students ran onto the field it was well under 20 cuz jury and schiler were grabbin people, so what did you see

  39. Angus McBride
    4:06 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #34. You claim you saw him lower his shoulder into the deputy; Drew claimed he punched him in the face and broke his glasses. You have made my point in spades.
    A sad day for this web site.

  40. wittness
    4:07 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    36 you also said he was the only one the cops grabbed which is false, cuz i saw a couple other students escorted off

  41. wittness
    4:08 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    drew didnt say it, he quoted the report

  42. allegedly
    4:12 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    41) yeah from what I saw he was being singled out. But please get it right, it’s **Drury** not “jury”. Your credibility has been shot.

  43. Drew Franklin
    4:12 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t shoot the messenger. The story is linked.

  44. witness
    4:14 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    42 i never had to read his name plate on his office desk, are you dalen?

  45. Randy Forbes
    4:18 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    NONSENSE. The message was “Dismissing … Hall Was the Right Move.” The linked story (which I read) said nothing about that. The message was all yours, Drew. You had the boy convicted without a trial based on a WDRB story that was in itself clearly one sided. Man up and admit you made a mistake and try to do better the next time. That’s all I ask.

  46. allegedly
    4:20 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    44) No, i am not **Daylen**. The name is right in front of you, how is it that difficult?

  47. wittness
    4:22 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    45 HE SAID FACING CHARGES, and it was the right move considering spring break, the past 2 lacross state finals, his final 4 rioting video, and his failed drug test

  48. Drew Franklin
    4:22 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    45. So you’re saying dismissing Hall wasn’t the right move? I prefer to not have UK athletes being arrest for assault on an officer. It doesn’t look good for the program.

  49. EKyDoc
    4:22 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I have a suggestion for all the complainers on here. Find another site or start your own, how about that? I don’t see how you people can find something to cry about with every single story put on this website. If you don’t like the content and material then go to Maggard’s site! I don’t like CNN so guess what I don’t do…I don’t watch that program.

  50. wittness
    4:23 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    46, i was to distracted by his nappy head

  51. allegedly
    4:24 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    50) that a way to push away your stupidity…

  52. Smyrna_Cat
    4:26 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Dismissing the kid sounds like the right decision … but Joker had better make a LOT of good decisions this year.

  53. TheRightGuy
    4:42 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I see nothing wrong with what daylen has done. He’s living life to the fullest. He gets good grades while having a great time. With his skills, any coach would be lucky to have such a guy. Haven’t y’all ever heard of YOLO….. Daylen sure has and he inspires me to mess with anyone who deserves to be messed with. F da haters cuz daylen is living life. He will be successful in life when the time calls for him to be so shut up u fools. And he did not punch an officer whatsoever

  54. allegedly
    5:11 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    welp to everyone who didn’t see. Wave3 in louisville just aired the video of the incident. no punch thrown. sorry people

  55. catfans
    5:51 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Hall was also the kid on ABC News from state street, beating in a car windshield with his hands ad wiping blood all over himself…

  56. strings656
    6:19 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Dude dosn’t take no shit. I don’t like people to put their hands on me either . You might want to be like Paul Harvery and wait till you hear the rest of the story

  57. Blue
    6:28 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    #53…YOLO isn’t defense of his conduct…Tackling a defenseless security guard into a pool on spring break is ok? YOLO, BRO!!

  58. HAHAHA
    8:19 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    You know your tenure as head coach is sad when your two best accomplishments were dismissing a no name freshman from the team for a violation of team rules and starting at WR at quarterback when you had no other choice.

  59. #STXGrad
    9:10 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    I went to St. X (’06) and this kid doesn’t represent what we were taught. While I def. acted a fool when attending high school, why would I get on the field after I graduate? Furthermore, he is a college athlete – hold yourself to a higher standard Hall. Disappointing as a UK fan and ST. X grad.

  60. #FreeDaylen
    9:12 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Where can I find the video? Saw most of it and never saw a punch. Stupid cops probably pissed off about gettin juked and lookin like a dumbass. Cops are full of shit

  61. McLovin
    10:43 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Why did Seth Rogen punch a cop? Didn’t he play one in Superbad, starring me?

  62. SaintXGrad
    2:01 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah.. not surprising. This kid is a headcase. He played on the diamond with me at Saint X for one year. He certainly does not represent the values and discipline that Saint Xavier High school bestows on their students.

  63. SaintXGrad
    2:06 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    DEAR RANDY FORBES… “The claim that the kid is an asshole or a punk or whatever should not beguile you into not following some semblance of fair rules.

    You obviously do not know this kid. I went to school with him for 4 years and played on two different athletic teams with him.. You don’t know him like I know him.

  64. BravoBigBlue
    6:47 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky should stop recruiting St X. Bunch of criminals. And it’s been years since they’ve won anything in football. There’s something amiss about this all-boys school.

  65. Ben
    11:16 am May 23, 2012 Permalink

    Bahahahaha. This is fantastic. One of the better comments sections I’ve seen in a while. You’ve got either Daylen or his homosexual friends vying for a better position on his nuts, talking about how innocent he is. You’ve got other classmates of his showing up and pointing out that something’s wrong always been wrong with him.

    After this latest incident, I’m pretty sure Joker should actually call Daylen and ask him to come back to the team. The kid isn’t good enough to play, but his off-field antics will likely be more entertaining than anything on the field next year.

    And it’s not like Daylen’s going to be busy playing football anywhere else.

  66. Allegedly
    12:15 pm May 23, 2012 Permalink

    64) oh… I forgot that 2009 championship was so long ago…