The speculation concerning the status of Kentucky’s Darnell Dodson has come and gone since the season ended in march. The rumors have ranged from he is off the team and has left campus completely to he is still at UK, he has joined student government, and is considering joining the few fans who paint their entire body’s blue at football games in the fall.
The guys at Bluegrass State Basketball posted this rumor yesterday concerning the Dodson situation. I am posting this because this is similar to what I have heard over the past couple of weeks. Here is what they posted…
“I was told over the weekend that Darnell Dodson is still a member of the University of Kentucky basketball program, but will not play during the 2010-11 season… If he is able to improve in some areas, he will reportedly have an opportunity to play in 2011-12. We will call this an unverified report for now, but something to keep an eye on as the summer progresses.”
According to everyone close to the situation, this is not an academic related issue. To me, if it were, he would have already left the team and transferred to another school. Either way, I hope it works out for Darnell and the “shooter” will be able to show the Kentucky fans while wearing the blue and white that he is exactly that, a shooter.