For the second time in a week, a University of Kentucky quarterback has been arrested.
Will Fidler, a sophomore from Henderson, was charged with disorderly conduct around 2 a.m. Friday, according to Lexington police. WKYT-TV reported that Fidler was involved in a fight outside a Lexington restaurant.
Fidler's arrest comes one day after two incidents involving fellow UK quarterback Curtis Pulley came to light. Pulley was arrested Tuesday in Elizabethtown for driving on a suspended license and having expired plates and registration. Last month, Pulley was cited by Louisville police for marijuana possession.
UK football spokesman Tony Neely said Saturday night that Coach Rich Brooks was aware of Fidler's arrest and said that Fidler, like Pulley, faces unspecified disciplinary action.
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Fidler, 20, was redshirted as a freshman. He saw action in only one game last season before undergoing shoulder surgery. He bounced back impressively during spring practice and seemingly was in position to move up to No. 2 on the depth chart after Pulley's scrape with the law.
Now, the UK quarterback picture is in disarray — or perhaps more clear than ever. Sophomore Mike Hartline, who saw limited action as Andre Woodson's backup last season, enters fall practice as the favorite to start, depending on how much time, if any, Pulley and Fidler will miss.
The only other quarterbacks on the UK roster are incoming freshmen.
Kentucky's first practice is Aug. 5.