Statement Released on Involvement of Student-Athletes in January Incidents

The following statement was issued by Eastern Kentucky University Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller shortly after 2 p.m. today (Thursday, April 16):

“The legal process has run its course and the Eastern Kentucky University Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is following its prescribed procedure in dealing with the events involving our student-athletes on January 25, 2015.  We hold all of our EKU students to very high standards and those who violate these codes of conduct are held accountable. 

"Given the actions of these student-athletes, these players have been suspended from the EKU Football roster. Their future at the University will be determined pending the decision by personnel within our Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.  This type of behavior will not be tolerated. 

"From this point forward, this is an internal student judicial issue and the University plans to make no further comment. “



All media inquiries on this matter should be directed to Scott Cason, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at EKU, at 859-622-1597, 859-779-4721 or

Published on April 16, 2015

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