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Western fullback Kadeem Jones arrested for DUI

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky at Arkansas State

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.

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34 Comments for Western fullback Kadeem Jones arrested for DUI

  1. rainman
    11:42 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    You don’t think this will actually make any difference do you?
    He will play! 1st ?

  2. UK Terry
    11:43 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Unless he is locked up under the jail, Bobby Bikey BooBoo will have him on the field against the Cayts.

  3. gocats
    11:45 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    so they don’t have him driving and they only performed one of the several tests used in a DUI stop? Think the question here is whether the team will suspend him for the lesser, non-DUI charges he will probably plead to.

  4. Big Red
    11:49 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Good to see our fullback has the kitty kats worried….

  5. Barney Fife
    11:50 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Strange to charge for a DUI…when he was just Chillin’ Under the Influence of something. He will play in Titan Stadium vs Cayts, book it.

  6. Sposed Be
    11:53 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Were they not “sposed be” smoking weed and drinking… Petrino is definitely back. How long before someone robs a convenient store with the uzi.

  7. Roy Williams
    11:55 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    I can see no reason whatsoever that this fine young man would have to miss any games this year.

    11:59 am July 24, 2013 Permalink

    He’ll play, and the one in question should be Andrew Jackson. Even it was a DUI they’ll both play against Kentucky. You know they will. It’s freaking Petrino.

  9. Bobbum man
    12:01 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a fullback…….. Who cares

  10. imnotthefiveo
    12:02 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Haha reminds me of my time at wku. There was one guy stupid enough to have 5 lbs of weed mailed to his dorm mailbox. Then there was the basketball player who got busted for having a bag of weed on him and his excuse was “they were someone else’s pants he borrowed”. Good times on the hill.

  11. DB11
    12:21 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    WKU is a joke of a school. You literally have to try to fail out of a class there.

  12. BigRedBlobOfCrap
    12:25 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    you don’t have to actually be driving to get a dui. If you are behind the wheel w the keys in the ignition you can be charged.

    4 kitty kats aren’t scared of blobs. blobs don’t even exist.

  13. They Feet
    12:40 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares if he plays or not. Pick UK to cover and take the over if you don’t want to lose money. Makes no difference if he takes the field or not. Actually I prefer the Pillpoppers to be full strength when the Cats play them. No excuses.

  14. I Say
    12:48 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Andrew Jackson is the guy who was on camera in the middle of the game last year saying, “they supposed to be SEC, SEC boys right here”

  15. Garbage Man
    12:52 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    That’s mighty classy of WKU’s Mr.Jones. I recognize trash when I see it. Piece of shit.

  16. Rockfield, KY
    1:02 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    11. You don’t know what you’re talking about. WKU is a great school and I’m proud to be an alumnus.

    However, being that it’s a mid-major, the athletes there do get away with pretty much anything they want, as long as they’re good. It’s not that way for a regular student. They academically suspend students for posting Tweets that they don’t like or for taking “planking” photos on campus. It get’s to be ridiculous. I actually had 2 football players break into my dorm room and steal my wallet and then got caught trying to use my bank card on campus and the school refuse to pursue the issue. Neither was ever punished (both were starters) and WKU won the DII national championship that year. I DO NOT support the school president or the Athletic Department.

  17. Bald Guy
    1:08 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    16. You might as well have said that you love WKU even though they forked you… and you paid for it.

  18. buzzard
    1:10 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    He should transfer to North Carolina

  19. Clam
    1:20 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    #11–If you are going to open up an argument about the academic merit of WKU, you probably want to learn how to use “literally” correctly. It should only be used if there is a metaphorical alternative that may cause confusion (i.e. “he literally was caught with his pants down”). You are using “literally” to mean “really,” which unfortunately would get you marked down in a WKU English class.

  20. Hoops Malone
    1:32 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink


  21. Garbage Man
    1:46 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    16 – So you’re saying you’re proud to have graduated from a school that screwed you in the anal cavity?

    19 – Just because you can parade around your English skills still doesn’t mean WKU is an awesome school. Still a piece of shit DII school.

  22. Hayes Permar
    2:07 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    I bet Kadeem is back for kentucky.

  23. Pedro Goyzina
    2:14 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    UK 52
    WKU 17
    See it, read it, bet it.

    vote for Pedro

  24. Petrino
    2:27 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Yo, gurl. Want a ride on my crotch rocket?!

  25. UK Fans Everywhere
    2:29 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Western, your mascot is a huge period.

  26. Aja
    2:34 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Stationary-car DUI-drug cases are tenuous at best, especially if the keys were not in the ignition and there is no indication that a blood test was requested so they have no proof he was impaired other than the officer’s opinion Assuming boosters secure him competent counsel, he has a better than even chance of walking.

  27. TheBigToe
    2:50 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    21, and just because you can open your mouth and talk trash, doesn’t mean facts don’t matter. Western is not, and has never been, a DII school. Before it turned into FCS, it was Division I-AA in football, and Division 1 in every other sport. And WKU is a good school…it is what you make of it. I was an athelete there and we competed against small schools like Cumberland, but we also competed agains Michigan State and Notre Dame and Florida State. You may want to check the interwebs for facts before you express your opinion and look like a jackass.

  28. Players are stupid everywhere
    3:59 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    15 & 16 – You do realize that probably 50% or more of “student atheletes” act like punks right? At all schools, not just mid majors, ours included. I was at a party one time when loveable Boogie walked in higher than the empire state building, threw his arms around 2 girls and asked who was gonna suck his d**k that night. Everywhere has dumb kids who do stupid things, and everywhere does there best to sweep it all under the rug so a) the star athletes can continue to play & b) the school doesn’t get bad publicity.

  29. Pedro is cray
    4:01 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    23 – I think we can win this game but if you think it’s gonna be that big of a blow out you have been partying with Mr. Jones down in BG a little too hard!

  30. Linda Taylor's Brain
    4:15 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    Bobby P is gonna pull down the yuts pants and paddle a little behind this fall…

  31. Clam
    4:24 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    #28. Good comment. I was an undergrad at UK from ’92-’96, and I saw UK football and basketball players doing plenty of things at parties that would make the blue hairs croak–and make Kadeem Jones look like a Boy Scout by comparison. They are no better or worse than most college kids–just take immaturity and mix it with god-like reverence from fellow students and the public, and you get these type of things.

  32. pewp
    5:20 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    @27 still doesn’t change the fact that Western athletics are still absolutely terrible. They’re just going to have to deal with sticking their entire existence.

  33. clam
    6:12 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    #32–have you paid attention to WKU athletics, recently and historically? Their basketball program is one of the best ever by any measure one could use, and they were in the tournament (giving KU hell) when UK was in the NIT. They have a strong football record in IAA, and they have been decent in 1A the last couple years (better than UK in the Joker years). Their baseball has been so so for a couple years, but historically is very good. They were one win from the CWS about four years ago–how long since UK has been that far? Check out swimming, volleyball, etc., compared to UK. WKU actually has a very strong athletic tradition, one that holds up nicely in comparison to UK, since UK basically can only point to basketball. WKU beats the “big boys” repeatedly.

  34. jch
    7:38 pm July 24, 2013 Permalink

    #16 – if what you say is true, it sounds like Bobby P. has found the perfect landing spot!