UPDATE: Four UK Football Players Enter Not Guilty Pleas

A lawyer for four University of Kentucky football players entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to charges of second-degree disorderly conduct stemming from a game of "manhunt" that led to a campus-wide lock down on September 28, 2014.

The four players, Dorian Baker, Drew Barker, Tymere Dubose and Stanley "Boom" Williams, were charged after UK Police received reports of shots fired in the Kirwan-Blanding area.

According to court documents, Dubose admitted he had an Airsoft BB gun that he shot once in the air to make sure the gun worked before playing a game of "manhunt." 

In the game, you chase opponents around and shoot at them with BB guns.

The other three players admitted they had Airsoft BB guns as well, but didn’t fire them, according to court documents.

The morning after UK Police released security camera video of the suspects, seven men came forward and admitted their involvement in the reported incident, according to court documents. 

Four of the seven suspects were UK football players, according to investigators.  The names of the other three suspects were not released.

The four players are due back in court for a hearing on February 4, 2015.

The players were suspended by UK Head Football Coach Mark Stoops for the South Carolina game, which was played the Saturday following the reported BB gun incident.

All four players were reinstated after the win over South Carolina.

Meantime, the university is conducting its own investigation into the reported incident to see if the students violated the Student Code of Conduct.

That investigation and its findings won’t be made public under federal student privacy laws.

ABC 36 News did learn from the school that a BB gun is considered a deadly weapon and are prohibited on campus.

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