Prominent UofL Player: DUI, Possession of Marijuana


jajuan.jpegPage One has stumbled upon court records showing a University of Louisville football player was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana. We’re not here to condemn anyone but why isn’t the media talking about this?

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Wide Receiver JaJuan Spillman was arrested earlier this year after an automobile accident and charged with driving under the influence with possession of marijuana (9.3 grams, a misdemeanor.) Spillman’s trial began Tuesday in a Jefferson County court.

On Saturday, the sophomore from Pleasure Ridge Park starred in a team scrimmage, catching two Brian Brohm passes and looking like a good bet to be Harry Douglas’ backup at wide receiver. He’s considered one of the fastest Cardinals.

It’s hard to figure out how the Cardinal sports family has kept this arrest out of the news, given the microscope under which the program operates. And if true, how could Coach Steve Kragthorpe have not disciplined Spillman, who by all reports has been sparkling in workouts this month?

Spillman Court Records

Well, folks, let’s see what happens now that Page One is making this public. Calls to UofL’s Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations seeking comment have not yet been returned.

UPDATE: 2:30 P.M.

UofL Assistant Sports Information Director Rocco Gasparro says, “We are aware of the case but we won’t comment until it is settled in the judicial system.”

What’s interesting is that these guys were disciplined before the courts were through with them. Petrino suspended Chris Vaughn and Scott Long– after they fired a paintball gun at pedestrians– from one game and barely played them the rest of the season.