Hartline one of many disciplined UK football players this season

In his first year as UK head coach, Joker Phillips has not only had to worry about on-the-field issues, but he has also had to deal with issues off the gridiron. Here is the list of UK football players that have faced discipline this season:

Senior quarterback Mike Hartline

Offense: The fifth-year senior starter was arrested on charges of alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation at 3 a.m. Friday, according to a police report.

Discipline: According to UK spokesman Tony Neely, Phillips is aware of Hartline’s arrest and will make a decision on disciplinary action at the appropriate time. The Cats practice Saturday afternoon and Phillips is set to address the media following practice, so a decision could come quickly, and it could result in Hartline missing the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 8.

Junior wide receiver Matt Roark

Offense: Roark was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and was also charged with failure to maintain required insurance on Oct. 24.

Discipline: The charge of failure to maintain required insurance was dismissed when Roark produced proof of insurance at court. However, Roark pleaded guilty on the driving under the influence charge and was sentenced to four days of house arrest and given a 45-day license suspension. Phillips also suspended Roark for the Cats’ Oct. 30 game against Mississippi State for a violation of team rules.

Junior defensive tackle Mark Crawford

Offense: Phillips announced Crawford violated team rules for the second time this season on Nov. 22. Crawford’s first violation of team rules occurred ahead of the Cats’ Sept. 11 game with Western Kentucky.

Discipline: Phillips suspended Crawford for the Western Kentucky game after his first violation, and subsequently suspended Crawford for the rest of the season, including any bowl game, after his second violation of team rules.

Sophomore cornerback Martavius Neloms

Offense: Neloms traded punches with a Vanderbilt player during the Cats’ game against the Commodores on Nov. 13.

Discipline: As per Southeastern Conference rules, Neloms was ejected from the Vanderbilt game and was suspended for the first half of the Cats’ next game against Tennessee.

Senior wide receiver Chris Matthews

Offense: Matthews violated team rules the week of the Mississippi State game. Neither Matthews nor Phillips elaborated on what the violation was.

Discipline: Phillips suspended Matthews for the first quarter against Mississippi State.

Junior linebacker Ronnie Sneed

Offense: Sneed violated team rules in early October.

Discipline: Phillips suspended Sneed for the first quarter of the Ole Miss game on Oct. 4.

Junior linebacker Danny Trevathan

Offense: Trevathan, UK’s leading tackler, violated team rules the week of the Florida game.

Discipline: Phillips suspended Trevathan for the first quarter of the Cats’ 48-14 loss to Florida on Sept. 27.

Senior defensive end DeQuin Evans

Offense: Evans, the Cats’ defensive captain, was late to a team meeting before the season opener against Louisville.

Discipline: Phillips suspended Evans for the first series against the Cardinals in the opener.

Junior safety Winston Guy

Offense: Violation of team rules ahead of the season opener.

Discipline: Like Evans, Guy was suspended by Phillips for the defense’s first series of the opener.