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Kentucky Appears To Punish Kash Daniel During Mississippi State Game

Kash Daniel and Kyle Trask get into it after controversial play during Kentucky vs. Florida.


Kentucky star linebacker Kash Daniel was involved in a controversial play last weekend against Florida. Video appeared to show him attempting to twist the ankle of Gators' backup quarterback Kyle Trask.

Florida has already lost one quarterback for the season in the game against Kentucky, with the injury to Feleipe Franks. Trask and Emory Jones are now the two major quarterback options on the roster.

Daniel vehemently denied attempting to injure anyone, citing his own high school injury as a result of a dirty play. Mark Stoops didn't sound like he thought the play warranted discipline either.

From the Courier Journal:

"I’m not going to get into hypotheticals, but I’ve addressed this issue and will move on," Stoops said. "But in general, nobody is going to intentionally hurt anybody. No, that’s not going to happen on our team."

It may not have been official, but it does seem like Daniel was suspended, if informally.

The Wildcats star didn't appear during today's game against Mississippi State until the second quarter. He also didn't serve as a team captain during the pregame coin toss, as he usually does. It is hard not to read that as anything but a one-quarter suspension after the play against Trask.

His absence certainly hasn't been helpful for the Wildcats. Mississippi State is out to a 21-3 lead in Starkville.

The combination of quarterback Garrett Shrader and running back Kylin Hill is off to a strong start, with 110 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Shrader is also 13-for-15 for 123 yards through the air.

This one is far from over, but Kash Daniel and the Kentucky defense need to figure some things out to get back in this one.