Judge denies UK’s motion to dismiss against Paxton



A Fayette County Circuit Court judge denied UK’s motion to dismiss the case with UK senior pitcher James Paxton. A 3 p.m. hearing will be held to decide on Paxton’s request for a temporary injunction.

Paxton sued the university for a temporary injunction that would allow him to play baseball this season without submitting to an NCAA interview regarding his eligibility.

UK filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming there was no controversy between the university and its pitcher, and that Paxton’s claims that UK was violating its Student Code of Conduct and the Kentucky Constitution were not applicable.

Paxton’s eligibility is in question due to an article in a Toronto newspaper citing an executive with the Toronto Blue Jays — the Major League Baseball team that drafted Paxton with the 37th pick in last year’s amateur draft — claiming he never spoke directly to Paxton, but instead spoke exclusively with Paxton’s adviser Scott Boras, according to court documents.