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UK football player charged with first degree rape

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Lloyd Tubman (Source: Fayette County Detention Center) Lloyd Tubman (Source: Fayette County Detention Center)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A member of the University of Kentucky football team has been arrested and charged with first degree rape, according to online jail booking information.

Lloyd Tubman -- a Louisville native -- was booked into the Fayette County Detention Center on Tuesday. The online jail records system indicates that he was charged with rape.

Kentucky freshman defensive end Lloyd Tubman was arrested and charged with first-degree rape Tuesday, and the school says he has been suspended indefinitely.

Coach Mark Stoops announced the suspension and said in a statement he was "very concerned" about the allegations and everyone involved.

The university said in a release that the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Tubman was arrested by campus police following an incident last week at a residence hall on campus. The release also stated the 19-year-old, who played at Louisville Seneca High School, is also subject to discipline under the university's code of conduct.

The school said legal and student privacy regulations bar them from commenting on Tubman's participation in the student conduct process.

However, A statement issued by Tony Neely, assistant athletics director for the University, was issued on Tuesday.

"Lloyd Tubman, a member of the University of Kentucky football team, has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities following charges brought by University of Kentucky police Tuesday," Neely wrote. "In addition to the charges, Tubman is subject to discipline under the University's Code of Student Conduct. Because of legal and student privacy regulations, University officials cannot provide comment to Tubman's specific participation in the student conduct process."

Coach Mark Stoops also expressed his concern in a statement.

"We're working extremely hard to develop quality young men on and off the field," he said. "We will continue to cooperate with the local and campus authorities while the process takes its course."

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