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Mon February 27, 2012
UK Linebacker Ridge Wilson Dismissed From Team Following Drug Arrest
LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky junior linebacker Ridge Wilson has been dismissed from the team following a drug trafficking arrest in Louisville early Sunday morning.
According to a police citation, officers arrested Wilson after finding him parked early Sunday morning on the side of a downtown street in a known drug trafficking area.
Police say Wilson mentioned several times he played for Kentucky but gave consent to search the car. An officer found a pair of jeans with a bag of Xanax pills in the pants.
Officers say the 21-year-old Wilson was carrying $1,947 in cash at the time of his arrest.
Wilson lettered twice while playing in 24 games for the Wildcats.