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Kentucky still waiting to hear about Xavier Peters’ eligibility

Will Xavier Peters be eligible to play this fall? Kentucky’s still waiting to find out.

The former Florida State linebacker transferred to Kentucky this spring to be closer to his young son, and according to Mark Stoops, is still waiting to hear whether or not the NCAA will grant his hardship waiver.

“I don’t have any update on that at all,” Stoops told reporters this morning. “I’m not sure when we’ll get a response back on that.”

What can fans expect to see once Peters takes the field?

“I haven’t had the opportunity to coach him yet,” Stoops said, “I promise you he looks the part. He still looks better even than he did coming out of high school. He’s a physical guy, very athletic. We’re excited to have him. Hopefully we’ll have the ability to play him this year, but we will see.”

In May, Peters pleaded his case on Twitter in response to a story written by Larry Vaught about the situation.

“I hope the @NCAAFootball respect my decision by coming home to take care of my son the right way. I needed to play closer to home so I can show him how much love him & how much I missed him. It’s a dream come true to be playing in front of my son.”

Hopefully, we’ll hear some good news soon.

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6 Comments for Kentucky still waiting to hear about Xavier Peters’ eligibility



  1. bigblue98
    10:25 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

    And meanwhile Justin Fields is granted immediate eligibility. If Xavier isn’t eligible this year try to explain that one.



    • BobbyBlue
      11:06 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

      Emmert hates on Ky dating back to the Terrance Jones decision when he was the president of UW.



    • notFromhere
      1:36 am July 20, 2019 Permalink

      Fkrs. Tired of the NCAA capriciousness and bias. Fkemfkemfkem



  2. J-Dub421
    10:47 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

    Why doesn’t the NCAA take some of that billion dollar per year windfall they get and use it to hire more admins. This kind of thing really shouldn’t take this long. The player submits some paperwork. Someone should be able to review it and do a little follow up to make sure the paperwork is accurate, then make a decision within a couple of weeks. This crap shouldn’t drag on inefficiently for months. It’s ridiculous.



  3. Underdog
    11:00 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

    National CORRUPT Athletic Association, where nothing is done in favor of the student-athlete but everything is done in favor of the association’s the bottom line.

    I just wish universities would work together and play games outside of any association, where the corruption really spoils things.