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Former UK player facing more charges

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

Former UK basketball player Derrick Miller is now facing charges in Perry County in connection with an alleged ticket scam.

Miller appeared in district court this morning for a preliminary hearing and arraignment.

Dale Williams is a chiropractor in Hazard and says he first met Miller when the former wildcat asked him for a sponsorship in a drug education program for kids.

Williams says he sponsored Miller for about 4 years.

"He befriended you, he made it very personal. He came into my office all the time, called me," Williams says.

Williams says he bought $1,200 worth of UK basketball tickets from Miller for the 2008-2009 season, which he never received. Once news broke of Miller's alleged ticket scams in other counties, Williams says he took action.

"It started making the news in Lexington. They gave a number to call there if you had been involved in that. I called there, and they determined the whole crime had been committed here in Perry County, so we had to bring it to the local authorities here," he says.

Miller appeared in Perry County District Court Tuesday morning facing more theft by deception charges.

His attorney from previous cases in other counties, Christopher Hunt, says he is not Miller's attorney in this case, and Miller is currently represented by a public defender.

Dale Williams says he hopes justice is served.

"I just don't want him doing it to anybody else. He's used his fame from UK basketball to take advantage of a lot of people," Williams says.

Miller's public defender was not available for comment today. The case will now be heard by a Perry County grand jury. Miller now faces charges in more than ten counties.

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