UK's Ashton Cobb charged with stalking, absent from game

September 27, 2008 

University of Kentucky football player Ashton Cobb was arrested Friday on a warrant after his ex-girlfriend said he sent her several threatening text and voicemail messages, according to court records.

Strong safety Cobb, 21,was not in the stadium for UK's game against Western Kentucky Saturday evening. UK coach Rich Brooks said that Cobb was suspended from the university; Brooks would not comment further.

He is charged with second-degree stalking, third-degree terroristic threatening, and harassing communications.

Cobb's ex-girlfriend said he called her about 19 times and sent about 15 text messages on Thursday, court records say. In one voicemail message he used profane language, saying he would kill and rape her.

He then sent a text message that read, "Why so serious?" referencing the Joker from the newest Batman movie, court records say.

Cobb, who posted bond and was released from the Fayette County jail, is scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court Monday for an arraignment.

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