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Current and former UK football players weigh in on walkout

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

The Kentucky Football practice fields were not filled with the sound of whistles and pads popping on Thursday. They were silent as the team made what the late John Lewis would describe as “good trouble.”

The Wildcats were the first of two SEC schools to walk out of practice, a symbolic gesture to denounce racism and police brutality. Josh Paschal and Luke Fortner spoke for the team at a press conference, but others still chose to take to social media to share their feelings on the matter.

DL Quinton Bohanna

LB DeAndre Square and RB A.J. Rose

CB Brandin Echols 

P Max Duffy 

CB Cedrick Dort 

WR Josh Ali

DB Kelvin “Bossman Fat” Joseph 

DL Isaiah Gibson

Current players were not alone. Vince Marrow and former players chimed in as well.

Stephen Johnson

Alex Montgomery

Lynn Bowden 

C.J. Conrad 


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for Current and former UK football players weigh in on walkout

  1. cats646
    7:31 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    Why are ppl acting like it’s dangerous to leave your home because you’re black? Lol. Do they even realize that WAY more white ppl are killed yearly by cops even tho the black crime rate is substantially higher? Ofc they don’t, CNN won’t tell them. Go cats! I’ll be there cheering on the football team! But not this nonsense.

  2. theweeze
    3:50 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

    I think they need to worry more about Black on Black crime instead of Police on Black crime. More likely to get get shot by another black person than the Police. But you won’t here any talk about that. Only that I am a racist for bringing it up.

  3. Logic_Prevails
    9:50 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

    Here’s the deal, because Logic always Prevails. This team has players and coaches who believe Black Lives Matter. This University has a President and an Athletic Director who believe Black Lives Matter. The state has a Governor who believes Black Lives Matter. If you don’t believe Black Lives Matter too, then maybe this isn’t the state, University, or team for you to ‘support’. You should cheer for the school with the team that is all right with citizens getting killed by the police that are hired to protect them. Good luck with your new favorite team.

  4. TexasJoe
    11:30 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

    I’m not sure why people are getting upset at the players for this, they are taking a stand for something, and you have to respect someone who does that. Whether you agree with them or not isn’t the issue, unless you’re in their shoes how can you say they are wrong for standing for what they believe? Some of you clearly never been on a team, because if one member of a team feels threatened or has a problem, THE WHOLE TEAM SHOULD SUPPORT THEM, and in this case that includes the fan base.