Teen Slated To Play At UK Arrested For Robbery

A potential Mr. Football candidate for next season is in trouble with the law.

Dunbar High school running back Jerrell Greene was arrested Tuesday and charged with first degree robbery.

According to police, the 18-year-old tried to steal four packages of the cold medicine Coricidin from Kroger on Alexandria Drive.

Police say when employees tried to stop him, Greene started a fight and two people received minor injuries.

Greene appeared in court on Wednesday, entering a not guilty plea. He and his family refused to talk to us on camera.

In April, Greene verbally committed to UK to play football in 2009.

According to the company that markets the cold medicine Coricidin, many teens are abusing the drug to get high.

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  • by B Location: Mac on Jun 9, 2008 at 02:09 PM
    No, There arent as many white athletes arrested. It has nothing to do with race...ill let you figure it out. And FYI, taking 8 coricidin is almost like taking acid...its a extremely dangerous over the counter medication that kids take recreationally. I had a friend become permenently blind from it. Kid didnt have a chance...his parents are obviously no where to be found. This kid has no business in college. He is a mess, and yes, you can surely blame it on the parents.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jun 6, 2008 at 04:40 AM
    Are there ever any white athletes arrested? Seems like they are always black kids.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 5, 2008 at 08:29 AM
    john of lexington, it wasn't the kids fault he got caught. They were holding him, that's illegal in football. he was waiting for the official to throw a flag and call a penalty.
  • by Mother Location: London on Jun 5, 2008 at 05:20 AM
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE KIDS?? They have this talent for sports but now instead of using it to get a future they end up in jail!! WHERE ARE THE PARENTS FOR THESE KIDS TODAY???? SO SAD!!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 5, 2008 at 04:09 AM
    He was probably hungry and needed to steal this cold medicine to sell for food. Or his old grandmother has a severe summer time flu. Or he is deprived and did not have proper training in wright and wrong. Or it was a senior prank gone awry. or it was......
  • by john Location: lexington on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    Sounds like Coach Brooks got another good one (Steve Johnson). Typical punk UK football player, couldn't even get away from 2 Kroger employeess LOL.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jun 4, 2008 at 05:12 PM
    OK Bud Mackey Jr. no playing for you either.
  • by velma jean johnson Location: lexington on Jun 4, 2008 at 02:46 PM


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