6 Kentucky Football Players Face 1st-Degree Burglary Charges After Party

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 19, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 29: A Kentucky football helmet during the Music City Bowl bowl game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Northwestern Wildcats on December 29, 2017, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Jamie Gilliam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Six University of Kentucky football players are set to be charged with first-degree burglary Friday.

Police said Reuben Adams, Robert McClain, Andru Phillips, Earnest Sanders IV, Vito Tisdale and Joel Williams were involved in a March burglary that took place at a private party.

According to the police report, three people were instructed to leave the party and then later returned with additional suspects who forced their way back into the residence.

Tisdale will be charged with wanton endangerment because he allegedly pointed a gun at someone at the party.

"I am aware of the situation that arose today. Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said in a statement. "We have been aware of this matter since March, as we withheld the players from team activities while a student conduct review was held.  Based on the outcome of the review, the players returned to activity in June.  We are evaluating the current situation as we receive more information."

Kentucky says the university is "closely evaluating this issue before determining next steps."

All six of the players are underclassmen who were expected to serve as backups during the 2021 season. 

Kentucky opens its season Sept. 4 against Louisiana-Monroe.