UK football player charged with drug trafficking dismissed from team

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky football team has dismissed a player charged with drug trafficking.

The university says Coach Mark Stoops made the decision to dismiss Marcus Walker from the team but says there will be no further comment.

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Walker was charged with trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia last week after police searched his home on Red Mile Road.

He pleaded not guilty in court last Thursday.

Walker was a three-star safety out of high school from Lake Wales, Florida and signed with UK in 2015.