Jerrell Greene, a star running back who commited to the University of Kentucky in April, won’t play football his senior year at Paul Laurence Dunbar.
“It hurts my heart to say it, but we’ve removed Jerrell from our roster,” said Jason Howell, who is in his first season as Dunbar coach. “He hasn’t done what he needed to do to be on our team. He didn’t hold up his end of the bargain.”
Howell said because of confidentiality rules, he could not comment further.
Greene was charged with first-degree robbery in June after he allegedly tried to steal cough medicine from a Kroger pharmacy and got in a fight with store employees before he was arrested.
It is not known whether UK withdrew its scholarship offer after that incident.
Greene, a speedy 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back, had more than 1,100 yards combined rushing and receiving as a junior at Dunbar. He has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
“We’ve got to move on without Jerrell,” said Howell, a former Tates Creek assistant who replaced David Hensley as coach of the Bulldogs.