LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville football player Kemari Averett has been suspended from the team following his arrest on domestic violence charges.
The sophomore tight end was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment and 4th degree assault (domestic violence). He was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections, where his bond was set at $10,000.
“Kemari Averett has been suspended immediately from all football activities per further investigation,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “He will not have access to our facility or be involved in any team activities during this suspension. We work hard every day to develop a culture of accountability that everyone in our program must live up to. Any conduct that does not meet these expectations will not be tolerated within the Louisville football program.”
“I fully support Coach Petrino in his decision to immediately suspend Kemari Averett, per further investigation,” Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra said. “We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes and inappropriate conduct will absolutely not be tolerated. “