Former Kentucky defensive end Lloyd Tubman is getting a second chance at major college football after a 2014 allegation of rape ended his time in Lexington.
Per a report from The Leaf Chronicle’s Autumn Allison, Tubman has found a home at FCS-level Austin Peay after spending a year-and-a-half at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. A grand jury opted not to indict Tubman in 2015, citing a lack of evidence in the case.
Tubman’s background was highly scrutinized through a months-long process before first-year coach Will Healy and the school decided to take him in.
“We are in the business of changing, impacting and molding our student-athletes’ lives and Lloyd Tubman’s story is no different,” Austin Peay AD Ryan Ivey told Allison. “He is a Gov and will be held to the same standard as all of our student-athletes are held to. We believe in Lloyd’s character and think he will flourish here at Austin Peay.”
Tubman will have three years of eligibility for the FCS Governors, and he will be studying business, marketing and entrepreneurship, per the report. He’ll have a chance to face his old Wildcats team when Austin Peay travels to Lexington for a Nov. 19 game.
Austin Peay is coming off an 0-11 season.