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Former UK football player Daylen Hall arrested for punching officer

Former University of Kentucky football player Daylen Hall
Former University of Kentucky football player Daylen Hall

Former University of Kentucky football player Daylen Hall was arrested on felony assault charges after allegedly punching a law enforcement official in the face, a Louisville television station reported Tuesday.

Hall, who was kicked off UK's team in February for an unspecified violation of team rules, allegedly attacked a deputy sheriff at a high school lacrosse game between his alma mater, St. Xavier, and rival Trinity.

According to a police report obtained by WDRB-TV in Louisville, Hall was asked to leave the field after the game and refused. Police said the deputy sheriff grabbed Hall by the shirt to get him off the field and the former defensive back responded by punching the official in the face, damaging his glasses and scraping his face.

Hall fled the scene. He later was identified by school officials and was taken into custody early Tuesday morning. He was charged with third-degree assault.

Hall played in 10 games last season for the Cats and assisted on one tackle.

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