Quarterback Kai Locksley is back with the UTEP football team after a June parking lot altercation where, according to a complaint affidavit, he allegedly threatened to empty a handgun on people.
An hour after Friday's first practice of the fall, coach Dana Dimel announced the senior quarterback, who had been suspended since a June arrest on four charges, was back with the team.
“While we welcome Kai back to our football team, I want to make it very clear that he will have a list of expectations placed on him,” Dimel said. “We will keep these expectations in-house, but a zero tolerance policy will be in effect. The rest is up to Kai, but we’re hopeful that he can come out of all this the best possible person and teammate.”
Locksley was arrested June 8 for illegal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated and making terroristic threats. Sources inside the athletic department indicated Locksley believes the charges will be pleaded down to misdemeanors and one may be dropped.