The Kentucky Wildcats football team will play the Tennessee Volunteers this week in their regular season finale, but they will do so without senior running back Raymond Sanders, who has been suspended for a violation of team rules.
Mark Stoops revealed today at his pre-Tennessee press conference that Sanders was suspended but not kicked off the team like several outlets reported last week. He may ba able to participate in senior day activities, but hasn’t decided yet.
Stoops on Sanders:
“Very disappointed. I’ve sat in here and bragged on him throughout the year. Let’s not let this define him.”
Stoops said he just got back the necessary info to suspend Sanders, but he hasn’t thought through whether he’ll let him go through Senior Day festivities. Sanders played this past weekend vs the Georgia Bulldogs, but did not start as punishment for an infraction related to his suspension for the Tennessee game.
Stoops also announced that cornerback Nate Willis would miss the finale vs UT with a knee injury that will need to be scoped this week. As for quarterback Jalen Whitlow, he’s dealing with neck spams but should play this week, while running back JoJo Kemp has an ankle injury that he could recover from in time to play Saturday, but he’s definitely questionable to play this week.