Pulley faces misdeamenor drug, traffic charges

Updated: July 25, 2008, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Curtis Pulley has gotten into trouble with the law twice in the last two months, including an arrest for multiple traffic violations this week.

WLEX-TV in Lexington first reported Friday that Pulley was charged last month in Louisville on a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. Then this week, Pulley was arrested in Hardin County on traffic charges including speeding, driving on a suspended or revoked license and having expired or no plates or registration papers, according to court documents.

Court records indicate Pulley was placed on diversion on the marijuana charge, which usually means the charge can be removed from the record if the defendant doesn't violate the terms.

Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely said the university didn't become aware of the charges until Friday and that coach Rich Brooks would decide at a later date what penalties Pulley will face but that it could include loss of playing time.

Pulley, a junior, is expected to compete for the starting job with sophomore Mike Hartline when preseason practice begins in August.


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