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UK Football’s Marcus Walker arrested on drug charges

Kentucky football’s Marcus Walker was arrested early Thursday morning in Lexington on drug trafficking charges. Those charges include drug paraphernalia, trafficking marijuana (over five pounds) and trafficking a controlled substance (four or more grams of cocaine):

#1 DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS
#2 TRAF IN MARIJUANA ( > 5 LBS.) 1ST OFF
#3 TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFF – (> OR = 4 GMS COCAINE)

Walker was set to be a part of UK’s defensive back rotation in 2018 as a junior safety. He signed with Kentucky in 2015 as a four-star recruit out of Florida, and played in 12 of 13 games last year as a sophomore with five total tackles.

He was really expected to provide depth and see even more playing time this fall, but it’s safe to say that has changed with his arrest.

See the report here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

52 Comments for UK Football’s Marcus Walker arrested on drug charges



  1. Adam From Awesome Trot
    8:57 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Fulmer Cup points!



    • gobble gobble
      9:21 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Legalize marijuana!!! Not only is not dangerous whatsoever, but, now that people are finally doing research on it, are discovering it has significant medical benefits… ie the ability to kill cancer cells…



    • bigbluebanana
      9:26 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      I’m a huge marijuana advocate gobble, and an almost daily user. I have reaped benefits from it, including pain management and gaining an appetite during my own bout with cancer, but I haven’t seen any studies that show it actually kills cancer cells. I’ve seen plenty where it can certainly retard the growth and spreading though. Not being argumentative here, just curious where you saw that study because I’d like to know more about it. Thanks!



    • TBW3011
      9:34 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Well, as long as it’s illegal it’s against the law to traffic it. And I see you left out the cocaine part. Pack this kids bags for him



    • MadHatter
      11:04 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Lol conveniently left out the 4g of cocaine. I hear it helps you focus pretty well. Probably just had it to help him study and pay attention in class lmao. Just let him run a few extra laps and promise he’ll never do that again. Then he’ll be ready by camp.



    • StuckinLville
      11:28 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      There are studies that show it shrinks tumors. But even someone like me who sees nothing wrong with it, trafficking over 5lbs as a student-athlete is just stupid and he gets what he gets. When you throw the cocaine in there, game over. I’ll never understand why the charged says controlled substance. Controlled substance if for pills, things that are man made and circulated, not cocaine and heroin.



    • Cletis75
      11:34 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Stuck, cocaine and heroin are manmade products.



    • Mathlete
      12:00 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      @Stuck – technically cocaine is used in a very small number of medical procedures, mostly as part of a numbing agent, so that’s why it’s considered a “controlled substance”



    • rickwhitetx
      1:20 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Studies have shown …
      All the studies I’ve seen that talk about marijuana’s benefits are from advocates of legalizing it. I have not seen any real objective studies.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      1:48 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      You haven’t looked very hard. Stanford has published studies as well as many other respectable institutions.



    • catfanjd
      9:27 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Really? Stanford in California is objective? Wake the he LL up



  2. VinDatuk
    9:03 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Call Katina and the girls and now we have a party.



  3. david8577
    9:05 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t smoke it, but marijuana should be legal. It’s a plant that grows wild all over the place. Having said that, it’s not legal yet, and this dude’s life just took a significant turn for the worse.



  4. (Aixelsyd)0505
    9:09 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    This is a pretty big blow for UK Football



    • Drew Franklin
      9:10 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      I get it.



    • VinDatuk
      9:15 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Well done. More than 4 grams is a decent amount of Booger Sugar.



    • gobble gobble
      9:18 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Saying the word “blow” to describe marijuana indicates to me that you’ve never partook….



    • Optional Facts
      9:22 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Gobble, learn to read

      #3 TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFF – (> OR = 4 GMS COCAINE)

      COCAINE=BLOW



    • VinDatuk
      9:24 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Read the third charge:
      #3 TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFF – (> OR = 4 GMS COCAINE)

      “Cocaine…it’s a helluva drug” – RIP Rick James



    • meeksfor3
      9:32 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      That one just blew right past Gobble. 🙂



    • TBW3011
      9:35 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Certainly crossed a line



    • shepdog3720
      9:53 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Next thing you know, Gobble will be tooting his own horn



    • Realme
      10:02 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Well I was irritated by this news, but at least we got some good puns out of it.



    • Mathlete
      12:01 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      @(Aixelsyd)0505 – I laughed so hard I snorted when I read that



  5. runningunnin.454
    9:11 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    So Long.



  6. kyle heavy
    9:17 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Observation:

    6-1, 208 on UKathletics website.

    6-3, 185 down at the pokey.



  7. kyle heavy
    9:26 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    I hope whoever he was delivering to had their parka on.



  8. tree_gardener
    9:34 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Do you all party????



  9. cats646
    9:36 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    What an idiot. He could’ve helped us out this year.



  10. notFromhere
    9:36 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    “Should be” doesnt matter when you’re in jail or on scholarship. Everyone knows better. Very disappointing



  11. ClutchCargo
    9:50 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    This really sucks. But at least we haven’t had to deal with nearly the amount of this type of stuff as a lot of schools do. And legal vs illegal arguments are a moot point. If you break the rules, you pay the price.



  12. DelrayCat
    9:55 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    The elephant in the room is the fact he had so much. One burning question…who was he selling to???
    Anyone who played collegiate sports knows 80-90% of the people you hang around with are your teammates. My guess would be he is the guy with the Florida pipeline to the good stuff, and everyone on the team who uses just lost their main source.



  13. RICKSVD
    10:01 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Such a waste, I could use five pounds of weed



  14. My Dixie Wrecked
    10:10 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Another 4-Star out. KSR should do an article on the number 4-Star recruits that have left the program under Stoops or never panned out, AKA Matt Elam. It’s just about every single one, with only a couple exceptions.



    • PillsburyThrowboy
      10:18 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Yea, there have been some 4 stars who have been superstars at UK, like Denzel Ware, and he stayed here….wait…



    • CombatMedic_98
      8:22 am May 25, 2018 Permalink

      Took his trash can too



    • Alex90
      10:42 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

      What a positive person you are. Lets go back to the Jiker days and stick with no star players



    • Booby Petrino
      12:18 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Wait…so you’re saying we should stay away from 4 stars because they are trouble makers? Or are you saying Stoops can’t coach 4 stars? Actually, it doesn’t matter what you’re saying because you’re dumb.



    • Booby Petrino
      12:19 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      Also, you should really see a doctor, it isn’t normal for your dixie to be wrecked that long.



  15. deuces r wild
    10:12 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    I will give the kid credit for being able to juggle a 2nd life as a dope boy, while still being a student athlete. I have known about Marcus’ night job for a couple of years. It’s amazing that it didn’t become more well known sooner.



  16. Chris
    10:43 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    The other pictures on the KY Arrests page are great. Anyone see the Kyle Tucker look alike? Rebecca Lloyd mug is great too



  17. jmac1962
    11:51 am May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Geez thanks Marcus. Instead of winning 2 conference games next season, we might only win one.



  18. BluKudzu
    12:15 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Stupid move. Went from having a chance, to no chance. I suppose drug testing for athletes has not been done in a while?

    Unreal.



    • Booby Petrino
      12:20 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

      selling doesn’t mean doing. Rule #1 – Don’t get high off your own supply!



  19. Bluebloodtoo
    1:50 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Cue the comments that paying players could have prevented this. The courts don’t recognize what should be legal, only what is currently legal.



  20. Ukblu710
    5:21 pm May 24, 2018 Permalink

    Anybody notice the link to his mugshot, the guy 2 pics below, Tavon Wells has same charges, same arrest location on Unity Dr??… he was with him clearly…