LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) The UK defensive line took a major hit today when Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops announced junior defensive tackle Regie Meant has left the team to deal with a "personal issue".
"Regie Meant will not be with us for a while," Stoops said. "He'll be out indefinitely for personal reasons. I ask you to respect that and leave it alone. It has nothing to do with football nothing to do with us or playing or anything like that. It has to do with himself. I ask you to just leave that lie and respect him."
There is no timetable for his return. Meant had 31 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in 2015.
"It is a blow to us and our depth on the d-line, but other guys will step up," Stoops said.