WKU football players plead not guilty in arraignment

Rebekah Alvey

Six current and one past WKU football players appeared in a Warren County circuit court for an arraignment following an incident at the WKU Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity house Mar. 5.

All defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges ranging from criminal trespassing to wanton endangerment. The players were indicted June 1

Quinton A. Baker, 19, Xavier D. Lane, 20, Tyler Obee, 18 and Cecil C. Stallings, 20 were each charged with complicity to first degree wanton endangerment, fourth degree complicity to assault and third degree criminal trespass.

Andrew O’Bryan, 19, was charged with menacing and third degree criminal trespass.

Jachour H. Pearson, 19 a Christopher R. Johnson, 21 were both charged with third degree criminal trespass.

A press release from WKU Athletics said Baker, Johnson, Lane, Obee, Pearson and Stallings have all been suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities pending further developments.

During the arraignment, a pretrial conference date was set for the players in August.

Reporter Rebekah Alvey can be reached at 270-745-6011 and [email protected].