UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley suspended from team after being arrested on multiple charges


Gaby Velasquez

Senior quarterback Kai Locksley was arrested Saturday on four charges and is suspended from the team.

Isaiah Ramirez, Web Editor

UTEP senior quarterback Kai Locksley was arrested Saturday on four charges which included driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana under two ounces, terroristic threat, and unlawful carrying of a weapon according to El Paso County Jail records.

Locksley posted bail and was released Saturday afternoon according to jail records.

After his arrest was made public Locksley was named temporarily suspended from the football team.

We are aware of the charges against Kai Locksley. While the severity of these charges is concerning, it would not be appropriate to determine a course of action until we have all the facts. In the meantime, he has been suspended from the UTEP football team,” said UTEP football head coach Dana Dimel in a statement released by the UTEP Athletics department.

Locksley was the projected starting quarterback for the Miners for the 2019-2020 season which opens up against Houston Baptist Aug. 31.

The former Junior College offensive player of the year started eight games for the Miners last season and  posted 937 passing yards, 340 rushing yards, and rushed for six touchdowns.