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‘That’s above my pay grade,’ Stoops said of alcohol sales at UK

Like all of the league’s coaches down at SEC Media Days, Mark Stoops was asked about alcohol sales coming to the SEC and if he has been in any of the conversations about it at Kentucky. The league decided back in May that it will lift the ban on alcohol sales, leaving it up to the individual schools to decide whether or not they will sell booze at games.

Stoops said, “No, I have not been a part of that. That’s above my pay grade.” He added, “I’m really worried about winning football games. So I’ll leave that. I have great confidence in Dr. Capilouto and Mitch Barnhart, and I’m sure they’ll come to a decision that they’re comfortable with.”

Back when the ban was lifted, Dr. Capilouto released the following statement on UK’s current stance:

“The SEC has taken the right approach to this important issue by deferring to the individual, member institutions to make decisions about what is in the best interests of each university, their programs, and their fans. Led by Director (Mitch) Barnhart, UK will take the next several months to consider this issue. We will, as always, seek to do what is right for the University, our student-athletes, and the experience and safety of our fans.”

If you’re in the pro-alcohol crowd, don’t expect it by this coming football season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for ‘That’s above my pay grade,’ Stoops said of alcohol sales at UK

  1. ccrab1984
    12:51 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    So does that mean he is pushing it off on cal? He is only one paid more

    • satcheluk
      12:54 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      Where does it say Cal?

    • J-Dub421
      1:22 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      It says in the article what Stoops meant. Try reading for once.

    • satcheluk
      1:50 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      I just RE read the article.Why don’t you cut and paste where it mentions Coach Cal and prove that you aren’t being a DB.

    • Matt10
      1:50 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      Good lord you two. It was a joke.

  2. satcheluk
    1:48 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    As the President of our local chapter of DAMM, I fully support alcohol sales to those who can legally purchase it.

  3. just a guy
    1:58 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    Didn’t a kid just get killed by a drunk driver after a football game? No way no how does UK allow “regular” fans drink. Now if you’re in the club levels drink up boys!!