UK Defensive End Lloyd Tubman, a major part of the heralded 2014 UK Football recruiting class will no longer be a student at the University of Kentucky. This morning Lonny Demaree tweeted out that a source close to Tubman’s family had told him that Lloyd would no longer be at Kentucky. This afternoon we have confirmed the story as reported by Demaree. Lloyd was banned as a student at Kentucky by the Code of Student Conduct Board after a hearing following the allegations of rape from a fellow student. You may remember that a Fayette County grand jury heard the same allegations earlier this year and decided not to indict Tubman for the incident. However the Student Conduct Board is not bound by that finding and after its own process, declined to allow Tubman to re-enroll as a student at UK. A source tells KSR that an appeal has also taken place and the initial punishment from the board, Tubman being unable to return to campus at UK ever, was changed to a five year ban from the campus.
As Demaree noted earlier, a number of folks in Lexington are upset about the decision and feel that it was unjust, but the appeals process has been exhausted and the decision at this point is final. Tubman will not be able to attend Kentucky this fall and will have to find another school to continue his educational and football career. A number of folks are speculating that Western Kentucky could be his future home, but nothing is settled at this time.