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UK linebacker dismissed after arrest

A University of Kentucky linebacker has been cut from the football team and is facing a felony drug charge in Louisville.

21-year old Ridge Wilson was taken into custody early Sunday morning. Police say the arrest happened in an area known for drug activity.

According to the arrest report, an officer saw Wilson laying down in the driver seat with no lights on inside. The officer then pulled over and approached Wilson’s vehicle to find out what he was doing in the area.

The officer said Wilson appeared very nervous and kept mentioning he played football for the University of Kentucky, according to the arrest report.

Wilson gave the officer permission to search the vehicle. The officer found a pair of jeans in the backseat, which had a bag full of Xanax pills and $1,947 in cash in the back pocket, according to the report.

Wilson is charged with trafficking a controlled substance.

This is not the first time Wilson has been in trouble. He was also suspended his freshman year, back in 2009, for allegedly punching a woman in the face. He was allowed to return to the team.

Wilson, who missed the last part of last season with a shoulder injury, played in nine games with 47 tackles and two sacks.

Wilson came out of Central High School in Louisville as one of the top recruits in the state. He helped lead Central to state championships his junior and senior year.


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