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Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months

Posted on: June 21, 2011 8:41 am
Edited on: June 21, 2011 9:58 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Louisville cornerback Darius Ashley had an opportunity to find his way into the starting lineup this fall, competing for a position left vacant by Johnny Patrick and Bobby Burns. Ashley made it much more difficult for himself over the weekend by picking up his second DUI charge in seven months.

Ashley was arrested early Saturday morning after he rear-ended a police cruiser at a stoplight. Ashley, 21, claimed he had consumed just four beers earlier in the evening. Police said he had a  blood-alcohol level of .186 - more than twice the legal limit.

Head coach Charlie Strong kept Ashley from traveling with the team to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in December after the defensive back was found unconscious at a restaurant drive-thru with his car running. He was arrested for his first DUI. His BAC in that case was .192. Ashley plead guilty to that charge in April, and was punished with home incarceration for four days, a suspended license, and enrollment in an alcohol-education program.

Unfortunately for Ashley, having already used that second-chance may lead to the end of his time in a Cardinal uniform. While an official announcement from Strong is pending, UL officials told the Courier-Journal that the head coach was aware of the arrest. Ashley entered Louisville as a running back but recorded two interceptions, three sacks, and a forced fumble since making the move to the defensive side of the ball.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 12:52 am

Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months

A first DUI can be either bad luck or a wake-up call.  A second one so soon means there is a problem.  It is either with alcohol or authority, but it is definitely a problem.  He needs to be kicked off the team with the option of being reinstated after successfully completing rehab.  If the problem is with alcohol, rehab will help.  If the problem is with authority, rehab will humble him.  Either way, Ashley needs help and he needs it now.  He doesn't need to be enabled nor abandoned.  I hope Strong does the right thing.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:21 pm

Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months

really? running into a cop car and passing out in a drive thru?? this guy has issues

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:11 pm

Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months

The guy need some serious help there seem to be some issues going on. UofL needs to susspend for a year and enroll him in a medical facility. By cutting him loose you may get someone else killed. This is not about football, it's about lfe

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 10:09 am

Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months

I won't say anything bad about the UL program, because this is just a sad situation and could happen at any school. This happens at many schools where young athletic guys have all the potential in the world, yet they screw up a great opportunity that they worked hard to earn. There's no reason to "risk it" and drive if you've had more than 2 beers while you were out. Either get a friend to take you home, take a cab, or just hang out. Don't change your life for the worse because of something like this. Sheesh.

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