Recent EKU football transfer accused of robbing postal worker

Recent EKU football transfer accused of robbing postal worker
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 9:58 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - An Eastern Kentucky University football player is facing federal charges.

Marquae Kirkendoll was arrested Wednesday.

Kirkendoll is a sophomore transfer from the University of New Mexico. He transferred to EKU in January but had not yet played an intercollegiate game for the Colonels.

According to an indictment, he and another man robbed a postal worker in New Mexico back in January. A gun was allegedly involved. The incident happened just days after he announced his transfer from New Mexico on Twitter.

Kirkendoll is facing multiple charges. He appeared in federal court for the first time Friday for a removal hearing, which is for people arrested in a district separate from where a crime was committed.

The judge ruled Kirkendoll will be transferred back to New Mexico for further legal proceedings.

Rixon Lane with EKU Athletics says the university took swift action once they learned of Kirkendoll’s arrest. Lane says he was immediately suspended. In an updated statement Friday afternoon, Lane said Kirkendoll is no longer enrolled with the university.

Even though Kirkendoll will eventually be transferred to New Mexico, his next hearing is set to take place in Lexington on September 1.