During a Monday press conference, head coach Mark Stoops announced the suspensions of two key players from the Kentucky Wildcats football program for Saturday’s season opener. Senior offensive tackle Darrian Miller, who started the past 24 games for the Wildcats, was punished for an unspecified violation of team rules. Stoops said the violation occurred a little while ago, and the coaching staff has addressed the violation.
Similar to Miller, Rashad Cunningham will also be suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Despite not playing much during his redshirt sophomore season, Cunningham had an excellent spring game and expectations are high as he steps into a larger leadership role both on and off the field.
Stoops has done an strong job keeping the media out of school business and hopes the approach will help his team focus on football as Kentucky looks to improve from last season’s dismal 2-10 record. The Wildcats begin their season against Tennesse-Martin on Saturday.
*Section Photo credit to Tessa Lighty, Kentucky Kernel; Featured Photo (above) credit to Jeff Childre, Associated Press