Statement From UC Head Coach Tommy Tuberville

With four members of the Cincinnati football team recently getting in legal trouble, head coach Tommy Tuberville released the following statement about the players involved and their status with the program.

The following statement from Tommy Tuberville was sent to members of the media from the University of Cincinnati about four members of the Bearcats football program.

“Over the weekend, four members of the University of Cincinnati football program were involved in an unfortunate incident that resulted in one arrest and three citations. We have higher expectations of everyone within our football program and there will be consequences for those actions.

Alex Thomas was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department and charged with obstruction after running from the scene. In accordance with my team rules, he will not be eligible to participate in a game until his legal matter is completely resolved. He has a preliminary court date on Oct. 14 so he will miss at least four games and possibly more.

“Three other players, Ey’Shawn McClain, Leviticus Payne and Hosey Williams, were cited for minor misdemeanors and they have been disciplined for their involvement in the incident. They remain on our active roster.

“This kind of behavior is not acceptable and not indicative of the UC football program. Moving forward, we will continue to educate our players on making good decisions and being great representatives of the University.”


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