Ridge Wilson, one of five true freshmen to see action in the University of Kentucky's season-opening football victory over Miami (Ohio), has been suspended for violating team rules, Coach Rich Brooks announced at Tuesday's practice.
WLEX-18 TV in Lexington reported Tuesday that an arrest warrant is being prepared for Wilson after he was accused of assaulting a woman on UK's campus Monday night. WLEX reported that Wilson allegedly punched the woman in the face after an argument, left the scene and has not been seen since. Police say that Wilson will be charged with fourth-degree assault.
Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound linebacker from Central High School in Louisville, will be held out of all team activities this week including Saturday's game against his hometown team, the Louisville Cardinals.
Brooks said Wilson's status beyond this week is under evaluation.
Wilson was a first-team All-State selection by The Associated Press after his senior season at Central. He was also named to the Herald-Leader's Class of the Commonwealth selection of the state's top 22 seniors.
Wilson joined cornerback Martavious Neloms, wide receiver LaRod King, tailback Donald Russell and offensive lineman Larry Warford as true freshmen to receive playing time in UK's 42-0 win over Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 5. Wilson recorded one tackle in the game.