Breaking: Spillman Suspended Indefinitely from Cardinals

Following up on a story Page One broke in August…

The University of Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman has been indefinitely suspended from the Cardinals football team.

Rumors abound. Is this a result of his accident in January? Who knows?

Developing.

UPDATE @ 6:00

UofL’s Coach Steve Kragthorpe is keeping his lips zipped tightly. Here’s part of the Courier-Journal’s update:

Kragthorpe wouldn’t say whether those charges were related to this suspension but did talk about how hard it is to discipline players. He has dismissed at least four players since the end of spring practice.

“You have to look at the situation from an objective standpoint and not an emotional standpoint,” he said. “And you also have to look at the timeline and look at all the different things that have transpired.

“The easy decision is to just let a guy go right away. The hard decision is when you have to continually look at things and try to continually help a young man and you basically come to the end of the rope where you say, ‘We can’t do this anymore.’”

Sounds like Spillman has been a problem-and-a-half or hasn’t been living up to his end of the deal.

P.S. Many rumors floating around about Spillman possibly having been in the vehicle with Willie Williams at the time of his arrest. If that’s true? OH SNAP.

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Spillman Case Goes to Trial

It’s a day of updates for us, so….

To update the story Page One broke last month about UofL wide receiver JaJuan Spillman: after several continuances his case is going to trial.

Spillman was arrested earlier this year after an automobile accident and was charged with driving under the influence and being in possession of marijuana (9.3 grams, a misdemeanor.)



Spillman Update – Media Jumps On It

You first learned about it on Page One: UofL football player JaJuan Spillman hit with DUI and possession charges. Now it appears this story has legs. Since our initial publication, outlets like the Courier-Journal and WHAS11-TV in Louisville have picked it up.

From the C-J:

Officer Charles Sturgeon responded to an accident at the intersection of Second Street and Cardinal. According to the police report, Spillman and an unnamed passenger admitted to Sturgeon that they had smoked marijuana in the car. The officer found 9.3 grams of marijuana.

From WHAS:

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We learn from WHAS that Coach Steve Kragthorpe says Spillman was “internally disciplined”– without providing further details, of course.

Does this mean ‘traditional’ media are already looking to us for breaking news? We selfishly think so. And so do our stats:

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