UK offensive lineman Price withdraws from university


The Kentucky Wildcats offense lines up against the Louisville defense during the game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK offensive tackle E.J. Price has “withdrawn from the University [of Kentucky] to pursue other opportunities,” per a UK spokesperson. The story was first reported by Rivals and confirmed by the Kentucky Kernel.

Price played in 13 total games during his college career, starting in 11 of them. They all came in his sophomore season after transferring from Southern California (USC) his freshman year. His first start came against Florida, where he helped snap the then-longest active losing streak against one team in the nation.

Earlier this year, Price tweeted what appeared to be calls for help because the Lexington Police Department had confronted him, searching for contraband items. He indicated that he feared for his life. Those tweets were quickly deleted.

Price hasn’t given any indication on his future plans, or why he’s leaving the university. In his twitter description, he’s described himself as a “father to be.”