Kentucky coach Rich Brooks clo…
AP – Aug 5, 12:52 pm EDT
Kentucky coach Rich Brooks wal…
AP – Aug 5, 12:51 pm EDT 1 of 2 NCAAF Gallery LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Curtis Pulley’s off-field problems never allowed him to live up to his on-field promise.
The talented but troubled Kentucky quarterback was dismissed from the team Tuesday by coach Rich Brooks for a violation of team rules, a move that hands the starting quarterback job Pulley was vying for to sophomore Mike Hartline.
“I’m in the business of taking a young man and building him into a responsible young man, and obviously I feel like I’ve failed in this situation,” Brooks said. “Sometimes for the better good of the whole, some parts have to be sacrificed.”
=The dismissal follows a turbulent offseason for Pulley that included a pair of run-ins with police. Pulley was arrested on traffic charges in Hardin County on July 22 and pleaded guilty to speeding in district court last week. He received a citation for marijuana possession in Louisville in June.