Western may be without one of its fullbacks for the first game of the season. Yesterday, word broke that senior Kadeem Jones was arrested on July 13 in Bowling Green for a DUI.
According to the police report, officers went to an apartment complex to investigate a loud music complaint and observed two people listening to loud music in a car. They asked the driver, Jones, to open the door, and “a very strong odor of burnt marijuana emanated from vehicle.” The report identified the person in the passenger seat as Andrew Jackson, but it’s not confirmed that’s the Andrew Jackson, aka Western’s star linebacker. The police didn’t find anything during their search of the car, but the report says Jones had “bloodshot eyes and the odor of marijuana emanating from his presence.” Jones was given a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, then refused a balance test due to having recent foot surgery, which held him out of spring practice.
Jones had 17 carries for 84 yards and three touchdowns last season, along with 14 receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Western Kentucky says they’re “aware of the situation and are gathering information,” and Jones’ court date is scheduled for August 5th, the same day the team starts fall camp. No word on if he’ll be available for the season opener in Nashville.