University of Louisville Player Pleads Guilty to Speeding

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

"I don't feel like because they are a fan of UK that affects their professional life in any way just because of what sports team you like when you are not at work," said Hurt.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware pleaded guilty to speeding more than 25 miles per hour over the limit and reckless driving in Barren County District Court today.

Kevin Ware said he was on his way to WKU's homecoming, when he was pulled over for speeding last month, and after missing his first court date last week, he pleaded guilty to the violations today.

"It was a mistake and I'm truly sorry for it, but I'm going to move past this and move on," said University of Louisville Guard Kevin Ware.

Ware says he was speeding in a work zone, and has learned from his mistake.

"Anything could have happened. I could have hit a construction worker, or I could have flipped because at that point, you're not really controlling the car when you're going 90 miles an hour," said Ware.

It wasn't just a speeding ticket that drew attention in Barren County. Barren County Assistant Prosecutor Doug Hardin has also had people talking about a comment he made about ware's ticket on Facebook, which he said was intended to be a joke. One Louisville fan from Barren County said she had no problem with his comment.

"Everybody can have their own opinion. Just because they work somewhere where they're in a higher up position, it doesn't mean they can't have an opinion. I think that everybody's just blown it out of proportion," said Barren County resident and Louisville fan Miranda Hurt.

Hurt says she thinks Hardin does a good job, and he should have the right to share his thoughts outside of work.

"I don't feel like because they are a fan of UK that affects their professional life in any way just because of what sports team you like when you are not at work," said Hurt.

Hardin has had no involvement in the Ware case, and declined to comment on the matter. Hardin's comments on Facebook have been removed since the post was made last week. Barren County Attorney Jeff Sharpe also declined to comment.


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