SEC Linebacker Jason Hatcher Dismissed by Kentucky

Jason Hatcher Dismissed

Linebacker Jason Hatcher Dismissed by UK!

Kentucky football rising senior linebacker Jason Hatcher, a Trinity High School alum, was arrested in Franklin County early Monday morning and has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

Hatcher was pulled over for speeding Monday morning after being clocked at 81 mph in an 70 mph zone on Interstate-64, the officer reported smelling marijuana in the car, according to Franklin Country Sheriff Pat Melton. As the officer prepared to search the car, he spotted Hatcher using his cell phone light to look through his own vehicle. The officer then found one quarter of a pound of marijuana stuffed down Hatcher’s pants and another three-quarters of a pound of marijuana in the passenger floor board in a vacuum-sealed bag.

According to sources Hatcher was arrested on charges of “speeding (11 mph over limit), trafficking in marijuana (eight ounces to less than five pounds), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.”

This is not Hatcher’s first run in with the law or team violation….Hatcher was suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. In May 2014, Hatcher and Louisville wide receiver James Quick were cited for possession of marijuana in Quick’s apartment on the U of L campus. That charge was later dismissed in Jefferson District Court after Hatcher completed a marijuana education course.

As of 2015… These are the schools had the most arrests over the past five years?

 1. Washington State 31

Holy hell, this is what happens when you’re a team that gets no attention and you’re located in the middle of nowhere. Is Washington State a football team or a criminal syndicate?

2. Florida 24

Interestingly, if you combine Florida and Ohio State’s arrests, Urban Meyer would be number one on this list.

3. Georgia 22

Totally where I would expect to see Georgia, the Bulldogs can’t even get the most arrests in the SEC, they Georgia’d it.

3. Texas A&M 22

Fun fact, the only place that carries the Longhorn Network in College Station? Jail.

5. Oklahoma 21

Gotta give it to Bob Stoops, he finished behind three SEC teams even on this list.

6. Iowa State 20

Don’t judge. If you lived in Ames, Iowa you’d get arrested too. Jail is actually the most fun attraction within 100 miles.

6. Missouri 20

Lots of people questioned whether Mizzou belonged in the SEC. Leave aside the back-to-back SEC east titles, this arrest record is prima facie evidence that they’re in the right conference.

6. Ole Miss 20

Hugh Freeze is going to take these boys straight to church. (Where they will then abscond with the offering plates).

6. West Virginia 20

I’m convinced Morgantown, West Virginia is like Deadwood. Every morning they feed the dead bodies to the hogs.

10. Florida State 19

Imagine what FSU’s arrest rate would be if Tallahassee police actually arrested football players.

10. Tennessee 19

The Vols are back, baby. (This also means six of the top ten most arrested teams in the country are from the SEC).

12. Alabama 18

In 2011 I met a sheriff at the Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa. He had a national championship ring that Saban gave him. No joke.

12. Iowa 18

Iowa and Iowa State represents the most felonious rivalry in college football.* *Between two teams that never win anything.

12. Kentucky 18

You’d think Kentucky would be better at football with this arrest rate.

15. LSU 16

LSU’s arrest rate is top 15 in the country, yet just the 9th best in the SEC. That’s so Les.

15. Marshall 16

The Thundering Herb break up the big five conference football run with some non-major five arrest respect.

15. Oregon State 16

Again, a middle of nowhere Pac 12 school with a huge arrest rate.

15. Pittsburgh 16

Pitt beating out Florida State for the ACC’s highest arrest rate would have been a major upset. So of course Pitt kept it close and then choked.

19. Arkansas 14

Fun fact: 12 of these are actually Houston Nutt arrested trying to sneak into Old Country Buffet.

19. Michigan 14

This is all Rich Rod’s fault.

19. Oklahoma State 14

This number would have been much higher, but T. Boone Pickens bought the Stillwater police department in 2012.

19. Purdue 14

Even Purdue’s arrested football players are bad.

23. Auburn 13

Auburn is ranked 23rd in the nation for arrests, but just 11th in the SEC.

23. Colorado 13

Confession: Every now and then I forget Colorado actually has a football team.

26. Nebraska 12

You know the program is in stiff decline when Nebraska can’t even make the top 25 of arrests any more. Lawrence Phillips used to do that by himself.

26. Ohio State 12

Urban Meyer will have them top five in arrests in no time.

28. East Carolina 11

This is the strongest case ECU has made for inclusion in the SEC.

28. Mississippi State 11

Odds someone from State emails asking why the Bulldogs are rated so low here? 100%.

28. Oregon 11

See what happens when you decriminalize weed? No one gets arrested any more.

28. Penn State 11

(Insert Jerry Sandusky was framed comment from Nittany Lion truthers.)

28. TCU 11

The most arrests for a private school. Well done, Gary Patterson.

33. Syracuse 10

This number would be much higher, but in 2010 Syracuse police implemented a new policy: you can’t be arrested when there’s a foot of snow on the ground.

33. Texas 10

I kind of want to see Urban Meyer get named the head coach of Texas just to see what he could do with this number.

33. Central Michigan 10

33. Middle Tennessee 10

33. Western Kentucky 10

39. Arizona State 9

Arizona State is the only school on this list where the football team actually has a lower arrest rate than the student body.

39. Cincinnati 9

39. Illinois 9

39. South Carolina 9

No joke here, Steve Spurrier’s guys never seem to get arrested compared to the rest of the SEC. They have the 13th most arrests in the conference, only Vanderbilt has fewer.

43. Arizona 8

43. Bowling Green 8

43. Colorado State 8

43. Georgia Southern 8

49. Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Illinois 7

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