Kentucky LB Wilson arrested, facing drug charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky linebacker Ridge Wilson has been
dismissed from the football team after being arrested on felony
drug trafficking charges in Louisville.

University spokesman Tony Neely confirmed the dismissal Monday.

According to a police citation, officers arrested Wilson early
Sunday morning after finding him parked on the side of a downtown
street in a known drug trafficking area. Police say Wilson
mentioned several times that he played for Kentucky and gave
consent to search the car. An officer found a bag of Xanax pills
hidden in a pair of jeans.

Officers say the 21-year-old Wilson was carrying $1,947 in cash
at the time of his arrest.

Wilson, a junior, lettered twice while playing in 24 games for
the Wildcats.

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