Report: Louisville, Kentucky players cited for marijuana possession

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

James Quick caught six passes for 73 yards as a freshman. (USATSI)
James Quick caught six passes for 73 yards as a freshman. (USATSI)

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Two high school teammates now on opposite sides of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry were cited together for marijuana possession on Louisville's campus in May, the Courier-Journal reported Saturday.

According to university police records cited by the Courier-Journal, Cardinal wide receiver James Quick and Wildcat defensive end Jason Hatcher were found in Quick's campus apartment by an officer responding to a report of marijuana odor in the building. The officer reported he found 39.5 grams of pot in Quick's possession along with a digital scale and marijuana grinder in the apartment. 2.5 grams were found in Hatcher's possession, the citation reported.

Both players were give misdemeanor citations for marijuana possession, with Quick also cited for the possession of drug paraphernalia.

"We are aware of the situation involving James Quick and are very disappointed in his actions," Bobby Petrino said in a release, per the Courier-Journal. "We will handle the situation appropriately from within the program."

A Kentucky spokesperson said the Wildcat program was "aware of" the citation.

Quick and Hatcher starred as teammates at state champion Trinity High of Louisville before signing with their respective college teams as blue-chip members of the class of 2013. Quick, a four-star, top-100 recruit, caught six passes for 73 yards as a freshman and scored a special teams touchdown following a fumbled punt snap. Hatcher, a four-star, top-10 weakside defensive end, collected three tackles-for-loss and two sacks in his freshman season in Lexington.

 
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