University of Kentucky football player Vito Tisdale, one of six players on the indicted team in Fayette County, is currently on probation on an unrelated charge in his hometown.
Tisdale pleaded guilty on July 28 to possession of marijuana in Warren County District Court. Possession of marijuana in Kentucky is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by jail time of up to 45 days, to which Tisdale was sentenced. This sentence was homologated for 24 months.
The guilty plea followed a July 2 citation. According to the quote, Tisdale “ignored the stop sign at the intersection” of two streets in Bowling Green. âUpon coming into contact with Tisdale,â wrote one officer, âI detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from his vehicle. I also observed marijuana shaking in his lap.
A probable cause search was conducted, culminating in the discovery of a “marijuana bud” in the cup holder of Tisdale’s vehicle. He was cited and released.
On Thursday, Tisdale was one of six British players charged in Fayette County with burglary following a March 6 incident at a private residence. Additionally, Tisdale was charged with gratuitous endangerment.
Following the UK’s first intra-team scrum on August 14, head coach Mark Stoops was asked about the play of Tisdale, a four-star rookie out of high school.
âAll players are different in the way they learn, play and act,â said Stoops with a laugh. âHe’s definitely a live one, and he plays that way. I think you can see it. It is not in a bad way. But sometimes off the pitch you have to make sure he’s online as well. He had no problem. He is improving and can be a very good football player.
Head coach Mark Stoops addressed the legal issues facing some of his players on Saturday, who he said were kept out of the squad’s activities for an 11-week period before the end of the season. ‘a student driving test by the university in June.
âEvery situation is different and you are always worried when things happen to people,â Stoops said. âThey are all human beings. Human beings are not perfect. When these things happen, we respond to them and try to improve ourselves and keep moving forward. “