They say the wheels of justice turn slowly.  That is not always the case. On Monday morning in Jefferson District Court Louisville  sophomore standout receiver James Quick had his two misdemeanor charges related to a May citation dismissed.  According to court records, Quick participated in a “lengthy program” and continued treatment.

As a part of the plea, Quick stipulated that there was probable cause for the charges in order to secure their dismissal.  This stipulation is customary when cases are disposed of in this manner.  Along with Quick, UK standout, and former Trinity teammate, Jason Hatcher also had his charges dismissed in conjunction with the May incident.  On Monday, Hatcher’s charges were also expunged, clearing his record of this incident.  There is no reason to believe that Quick’s charges won’t also be expunged 60 days from now.

According to the citation, U of L police officers were dispatched to Quick’s apartment on May 26th around 3:30 in the afternoon on a complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from the room.  Upon arrival, officers performed a “knock and talk” and asked for permission to enter the apartment.  Quick allowed the officers to enter and cooperated with their investigation.  In all, there were 39.5 grams of marijuana located and a digital scale and metal grinder recovered.

The coaching staff has handled Quick’s discipline internally and Quick has remained an active participant in practice and scrimmages.  Poised for a breakout year, the sophomore can now turn his attention away from the off the field distractions and concentrate all of his energy moving forward on opposing team’s defenses.

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Keith Poynter

Keith Poynter graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in May of 2011. While in law school, Keith studied Sports Law as well as other core curriculum. Prior to becoming an attorney, Keith worked in the insurance industry for 6 years, and was a police officer in both Kentucky and Tennessee for 6 years. As an avid sports fan, former basketball official and current youth sports coach, Keith is heavily involved in sports when not at work or with his family at the lake. Keith's diverse background makes him an excellent source for legal opinion about issues surrounding the sporting world. Whether the matter be criminal or contractual, Keith's unique experience and education allows him to offer insight that may be missed by the casual fan. Keith is available for commentary on any legal issues that may arise in the Kentuckiana area and will routinely post articles concerning local and national sports law topics.

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