When the Gamecocks visit Kentucky this weekend in hopes of redeeming themselves from last week’s disappointing loss to Mizzou, the Wildcats will be without wide receiver Dorian Baker, running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, quarterback Drew Barker and defensive end Tymere Dubose after the four freshmen were suspended for their role in a BB gun incident that caused a campus lock-down.
Sunday evening, campus police received two concerned calls about possible shots being fired. As a precaution students were advised to stay in their rooms while an investigation was conducted.
The police used surveillance cameras to identify the football players as the culprits, one of whom was wearing a special teams shirt.
“Proper conduct is emphasized as a core value of our program,” Coach Mark Stoops said. “If we have a situation in which someone who does not act according to our standards, we hold him accountable…
Today, University of Kentucky Police continued its investigation into Sunday’s incident on campus. We have been able to identify all of the people in a picture from last night’s incident captured on security cameras. Moreover, three BB guns connected with the incident were recovered as part of our investigation. UK Police officers also have interviewed those identified in the picture and worked closely with the Office of Student Affairs and the Department of Athletics on the appropriate next steps. To that end, we will be meeting tomorrow with the Fayette County Attorney’s office to determine what actions should take place. Once that investigation is completed, that information will be turned over to the Office of Student Affairs as dictated by university policy to investigate whether any violations of the code of student conduct have taken place.”
Dorian Baker and Stanley “Boom” Williams are both key contributors on a Wildcat squad that is looking to get their first SEC win against the Gamecocks. There’s no word on if the players will face criminal charges.