WKU Football Dismisses Key Player On Defensive Line Following Arrest

For a program that doesn’t do a lot of winning during the football season, Western Kentucky is doing a lot of losing during the offseason.

On Tuesday, Bowling Green Daily News reported that WKU had decided to dismiss Tanner Reeves from the team. Reeves was a likely starter along the offensive line entering the 2017 season for the Hilltoppers.

The dismissal comes as a result of failing a field sobriety test, among other charges. Ultimately, Reeves was booked on counts of careless driving, operating on a suspended driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with aggravated circumstances.

It isn’t the first time he’s had a run in with the law.

In fact, this appears to have been the straw that broke the camels back.

Reeves was arrested for the first time on Dec. 11 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Following that arrest, Reeves was instructed not to drive or possess alcohol and to make all scheduled court dates. He failed to appear in court for a Jan. 3 court date and was processed through the Warren County Jail on Jan. 21 on a failure to appear charge. Reeves was also cited Oct. 23 for second-degree disorderly conduct and was sentenced Nov. 29 to 15 hours of community service.

With Reeves no longer with the team, it leaves an already shorthanded Hilltoppers team scrambling for more answers.

Last week, they announced that sophomore running back Quinton Baker, redshirt freshman wide receiver Xavier Lane and redshirt freshman linebacker Tyler Obee had been suspended for the season opener.

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