LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky quarterback Curtis Pulley's
recent legal troubles mean sophomore Mike Hartline will begin
preseason camp as the Wildcats' starting quarterback.
Kentucky coach Rich Brooks announced Thursday that Pulley, who
was even with Hartline after spring practice in their competition
to replace the departed Andre Woodson, has been demoted to No. 2.
Pulley was arrested on several traffic charges in Hardin County
on July 22. He pleaded guilty to speeding in Hardin County District
Court on Wednesday. A charge of driving on a suspended or revoked
license was dismissed.
Pulley also received a citation for marijuana possession in
Louisville in June.
Brooks said Pulley could miss some playing time, but did not
rule out that Pulley could eventually become the starter.
Brooks also said Thursday he will discipline quarterback Will
Fidler internally following Fidler's arrest on disorderly conduct
charges outside a Lexington restaurant last week.
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