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E.J. Price has left the UK Football Team

University of Kentucky offensive tackle E.J. Price has withdrawn from school to pursue other opportunities.  First reported by Justin Rowland, a UK spokesman confirmed Price’s departure.

A transfer from USC, Price started in 11 out of 13 games in 2018, his first year of eligibility.  The former four-star recruit split left tackle duties with Naasir Watkins after Landon Young suffered a season-ending knee injury in the final preseason scrimmage.

In Price’s two years in Lexington, he had a few incidents that attracted unwanted attention.  Following a spring practice in 2018, he went on a Twitter outburst and initially quit the team.  Once he cooled down, Mark Stoops gave Price another chance.  The talented offensive tackle kept a relatively low profile until an altercation at the Citrus Bowl forced him to the sideline for the entire second half of Kentucky’s victory over Penn State. Since then he had one more odd Tweet-storm before he deleted the social media account.

Without Price in the picture, Landon Young will be back with two years of eligibility at left tackle.  Along with Watkins and Darian Kinnard, who played a few positions as a true freshman in 2018, the Cats are still in good shape at offensive tackle.

Best of luck to Price in his future endeavors.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

32 Comments for E.J. Price has left the UK Football Team



  1. cats646
    2:19 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    There is definitely something wrong with this kids brain. Oh well, good luck.
    Next man up!!



    • Cole28
      2:30 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, I feel bad for him. Clearly a lot of potential for him, but he can’t hold it together emotionally.



    • ClutchCargo
      2:42 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      I hope he gets it together while he still has eligibility. Fortunately for us, that position is pretty solid even without him.



    • J-Dub421
      4:11 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      He’s a dude who can’t stay out of his own way, which is a shame.



    • Luether
      9:07 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      When the going got tough, Price transfers – again…



  2. JohnnyCheeseSticks
    2:35 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Loser.



    • ukkatzfan
      2:49 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Hoping you can turn it around JCS. Just like I wish this young man the best in his future.



    • bigbluebanana
      3:20 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Kid almost assuredly has some mental health issues, even if it’s a basic as anger management. Not sure that the most adult or correct response is just to call him a “loser”. It sounds petty mate. But I guess that’s the climate we now live in, someone acts in a way we don’t personally understand, or does something that mildly affects, we have to call him a loser, some people even make fun of people with disabilities at large speeches. Regardless, I’m 100000% sure that in no version of reality would you have the cajones to say this to the guy’s face.



    • JohnnyCheeseSticks
      3:44 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      I read the first sentence of this and stopped caring and stopped reading.



    • bigbluebanana
      4:25 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      No you didn’t Johnny. You read the whole thing and it emblazoned your passion for this subject. You sound like an 80’s movie guy trying to be cool by stating how he doesn’t care. Here’s a hint, folks that don’t care…really don’t care. They don’t comment about how they don’t care and they certainly don’t follow up their “idgaf” comments with more comments saying they don’t care. I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how this terminology works.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:48 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Little Johnny cared so little he took the time to type out a response about not caring.



    • JohnnyCheeseSticks
      3:55 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Lol dude idgaf.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:22 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Yet you have now commented about it three times. Got it.



    • RealCatsFan
      5:23 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Johnny will be checking this thread compulsively for the next 27 hours. 😀



    • notFromhere
      6:56 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Click… click… click…



  3. ukkatzfan
    2:49 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    And don’t be so hard on yourself



    • ukkatzfan
      5:25 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Comment was meant as a reply to Johnny cheese sticks.



  4. jos_ros_
    3:06 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    SEE YA !



  5. shelby
    3:21 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Wow, kid’s these days just don’t get it



  6. KYcats11
    3:24 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Looks like he is about to be a father judging by his Twitter profile.



  7. UKinIN
    3:54 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Called it.



  8. Cousins Fake Tooth
    4:15 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    What a nubjob.



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      4:15 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      Nut job*



  9. UKfanforlife
    4:26 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Never met the young man. It is tough when things don’t work out, and even tougher when your name gets tossed around social media.

    Best of luck to the young man. Hope things work out for him.



  10. zoupman
    4:47 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    I wish him the best. This could have been his best season ever. Very thankful he stayed around for last season, especially after Young got hurt.



  11. notFromhere
    4:51 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Same here. He will always be a big part of one of our best seasons ever. I wish him the best



    • mashburnfan1
      8:31 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      At the Citrus Bowl there was a huge flare up, almost fight, on the UK sideline. Makes sense now, was EJ in the middle of it.



    • Luether
      9:09 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      “EJ in the middle of it” – No, EJ instigated it…



  12. RealCatsFan
    5:21 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    Hope he gets it together, especially if he is going to be a father, as someone ascertained. A good start might be to avoid all social media, at least until he has his head in a good place.



  13. michaelb
    6:24 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

    This kid has some good potential but lacks a little bit of self discipline/ control . He feels like he was a little stepped over here at Kentucky . Sometimes that happens & sometimes it’s a mistake and sometimes it’s not – ej definitely believes it was . I really wish he would just put his hard hat on and just use everything as motivation but it looks like it’s too little too late. Good luck wherever you land big guy



    • BoogieDMC
      8:06 pm February 18, 2019 Permalink

      He’s a legit mental case. I hope he leaves town ASAP or has someone watching him. CRAZY!