LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky freshman defensive end Lloyd Tubman was arrested and charged with first-degree rape Tuesday, and the school says he has been suspended indefinitely.
Coach Mark Stoops announced the suspension and said in a statement he was "very concerned" about the allegations and everyone involved.
The university said in a release that the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Tubman was arrested by campus police after an incident last week at a residence hall on campus. The 19-year-old played at Louisville Seneca High School.
Colorado: The Pac-12 reprimanded and fined coach Mike MacIntyre $10,000 for conduct toward the officials after a loss to Oregon State on Saturday. He yelled at the officials as he chased them off the field. Security officials turned him away.
Ex-athletes sue networks, leagues
NASHVILLE — A group of 10 former college athletes have filed a proposed class action, antitrust lawsuit against several television networks and college conferences, including ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and the Southeastern Conference, for profiting off their names and likenesses without their permission in both ads and televising games. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Nashville features former Vanderbilt safety Javon Marshall as lead plaintiff along with former teammates Eric Samuels and Steven Clarke. The lawsuit wants a class action for all current and former players in Division I-A football and Division I men's basketball. Plaintiffs allege the release student-athletes are forced to sign is "unconscionable, and vague," rendering it void and unenforceable.
Auburn shootings: A jury in Opelika convicted a man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn players, rejecting claims he fired in self-defense under Alabama's "Stand Your Ground" law. Jurors returned the verdict against 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard after nearly five hours of deliberations. The Montgomery man was charged with fatally shooting offensive lineman Ed Christian and fullback Ladarious Phillips at party in Auburn in June 2012. DeMario Pitts of Opelika also was slain.