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Even with an arrest warrant DeMarcus Cousins will be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame

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DeMarcus Cousins is dealing with multiple off the court issues, but the former Kentucky Wildcat will still receive his time in the spotlight Friday night in Lexington.

On August 29 an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge was issued to Cousins in Mobile, Al. This happened after audio of a man alleged to be Cousins was released where the man threatened to kill, Christy West, Cousins’ ex-girlfriend.

The day before the warrant was issued, Cousins underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL. The surgery has left him unable to travel to Mobile to respond.

A UK spokesperson told LEX-18 that Cousins will still have the opportunity to speak at Friday night’s induction ceremony. Unable to travel, his first public appearance since the incident will be in a prerecorded video.

“This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will go on as planned,” said a UK official. “All inductees have the option to accept their induction in person or with a video sent in to be shown in the ceremony. Cousins has decided to accept his Hall of Fame induction by sending a video, as many past inductees have done.”

Along with Cousins, Henri Junghanel (rifle), A’dia Mathies (women’s basketball), Vic Nelson (cross country/track and field), Don Weber (cross country/track and field) and Andre’ Woodson (football) will receive recognition Friday night. Woodson will serve as an honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Florida.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

28 Comments for Even with an arrest warrant DeMarcus Cousins will be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame



  1. BluKudzu
    11:45 am September 12, 2019 Permalink

    I am hoping he gets his life straightened out and if indeed he is responsible for the situation, he will own and deal with it, in a manner that is satisfactory with the law and the victim or victims.



  2. A_Blue_Wildcat
    12:04 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    This is embarrassing



    • Look Out Fireworks
      12:55 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed! This day in age, acting as if a man doesn’t have the right to face his accuser and defend himself before being determined guilty!

      Cousins has a right to respond, innocent until proven guilty, and you who think otherwise are an embarrassment.



    • UKFaninCO
      1:03 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      This is a slap to others that earned it.



    • Ned T.
      2:50 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed.



    • Breckbrat50
      12:53 am September 13, 2019 Permalink

      UKFaninCO said it best.



  3. UKFanSC
    12:05 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    I remember when he was in Lexington, he was described as an overgrown kid. Frequently playing video games with Brad in Cal’s basement at team get togethers while the other guys were upstairs doing more adult things.
    Very big heart, a very emotional person. I wish him nothing but the best. His talent is undeniable, unfortunately he has been besieged with bad luck and bad health. And possibly very bad judgment.



    • Good Times
      12:26 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Not a DC defender here, but just literally laughed out loud at work when I read your comment that playing video games is somehow abnormal for a college kid. SMH



    • RackEmWillie
      1:03 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      What are the other “adult” things they were doing? Dude was 18-19 at that time. If him playing video games shocks you, then you’re in for a surprise if you ever see the demographic at a games midnight release.

      This is a weird stance to have, because to me, I’m sure Brad loved it. I see it as someone bonding with his coaches son. Good on Boogie.



    • UKFanSC
      6:36 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      The point was he was hanging around with a 11-year-old kid in the basement, when everyone else was hanging upstairs with each other. He was identified as emotionally immature many many years ago.



    • Carcrook
      10:29 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      And who identified/diagnosed him as such? Smfh



  4. MtnCat
    12:37 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    …a work in progress, as are we all.



    • Ned T.
      3:12 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Few of us threaten to put a bullet in a woman’s head.



  5. tmcclan16
    12:40 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Look I love boogie but HOF? Embarrassing that we are starting to put one year players in that didn’t even win a championship. Were his numbers that impressive? The answer is he was a good player would have been a great player if he stayed but HOF is ridiculous especially with misconduct he showed on and now off the court. Sorry



  6. StuckinLville
    12:41 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Am i missing something? Patterson hasnt been inducted has he? Cuz if not I’m not understanding why Wall and Cousins are being inducted over him. He was like a mashburn who came here to elevate the program. He needs to get his due. Same for Miller.



  7. RackEmWillie
    1:00 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    This feels like the type of thing that we would make fun of UofL or UT for doing.

    I’m not saying he’s guilty, but I’d delay it until it was finished and settled.



    • catfan312
      1:05 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      100% agree!!



    • Ned T.
      2:51 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly. The BBN would be crucifying Cuz if he were a Dirty Bird.



  8. bbn606
    1:19 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Hey, I suppose this is the hall that Pete Rose needs to try to get in.



  9. eddiesuttonsliver
    1:48 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Richie is still in the rafters and he was convicted. Where were y’all to clutch your pearls then?



    • RackEmWillie
      2:29 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      I 100% support taking it down.



    • Ned T.
      2:52 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

      Good point. But, Richie stole; Cuz threatened to kill a woman. I see a huge diffeence.

      BTW, mangoes—not pearls— for me.



  10. SGD
    4:00 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Why? What did he do in one season that was so outstanding? Totally disagree with this



  11. kjd
    4:05 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    One year, average run, don’t agree with Hall of Fame inductee.



  12. chris43
    5:18 pm September 12, 2019 Permalink

    Always been a big Cousins fan. I’ll never forget the Call me game! Hope all works out for you DC.



  13. Breckbrat50
    1:00 am September 13, 2019 Permalink

    Gross.
    We aren’t UofL.