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Eastern Kentucky football player Marquae Kirkendoll charged with robbing postal carrier

Eastern Kentucky football player Marquae Kirkendoll charged with robbing postal carrier amongst other federal charges

  • Marquae Kirkendoll faces a total of five federal according to court documents
  • Kirkendoll is no longer enrolled at Eastern Kentucky as of Friday afternoon
  • Another man has been arrested and charged in connection to the crime 

Former Eastern Kentucky University football player Marquae Kirkendoll has been arrested and is facing federal charges for robbing a postal worker.

According to the Associated Press documents filed in Federal Court in New Mexico also state that the 21-year-old faces charges of stealing a key from the carrier used to open mailbags and lockboxes, brandishing a gun, aiding and abetting, and conspiracy.

Kirkendoll was initially indefinitely by the team upon learning of his arrest, and as per an updated statement Friday afternoon is no longer enrolled at the University.

Marquae Kirkendoll has been arrested and is facing federal charges for robbing a postal worker

According to reports the robbery took place on January 18th several days after he announced his transfer from New Mexico to Eastern Kentucky. 

Kirkendoll had appeared in 16 games over the last two seasons while playing for the lobos. He was credited with recording five total tackles.

 He did not appear in a game for Eastern Kentucky after transferring.

Former New Mexico linebacker Rayshawn Boyce was also arrested in connection to the crime in February. 

Boyce faces an additional charge of knowingly possessing a firearm after being convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, according to the court documents.

Even though Kirkendoll will eventually be transferred to New Mexico, his next hearing is set to take place in Lexington on September 1. 

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