Louisville wide receiver and Kentucky defensive end cited for marijuana possession

Louisville wide receiver and Kentucky defensive end cited for marijuana possession
Louisville wide receiver and Kentucky defensive end cited for marijuana possession

Two high school teammates who play collegiately in the state of Kentucky were cited for marijuana possession on May 26, according to The Courier-Journal.

Louisville wide receiver James Quick and Kentucky defensive end Jason Hatcher, former teammates at Trinity High School in Louisville, were reportedly in Quick’s apartment campus apartment when University of Louisville police “responded to a complaint of marijuana odor in the building.”

The Courier-Journal, citing the police citations, is reporting that Quick was found to have 39.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a marijuana grinder. Quick was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Hatcher was found with 2.5 grams of marijuana in his pocket.

Both schools released statements saying that they are aware of the situation.

“We are aware of the situation involving James Quick and are very disappointed in his actions,” said Louisville coach Bobby Petrino. “We will handle the situation appropriately from within the program.”

Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely said that the program is “aware of it and will address it when all the facts have been determined.”

Quick, a Rivals.com four-star recruit and the No. 76 rated prospect in the class of 2013, appeared in nine games for the Cardinals last season and caught six passes for 73 yards.

Hatcher was also a Rivals.com four-star recruit and was rated No. 221 in the class of 2013. He registered 19 tackles and two sacks in his first year with Kentucky.

Quick and Hatcher, who will both be sophomores this fall, have court dates scheduled for later this summer.

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