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Eastern Kentucky player charged with robbing postal carrier

Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; a general view of an end zone pylon on the field in the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Kentucky suspended defensive back Marquae Kirkendoll after he was charged with robbing a postal carrier in New Mexico.

He allegedly stole a key from the carrier that can be used to open mailbags and lockboxes, per court documents obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Kirkendoll, 21, transferred to Eastern Kentucky from the University of New Mexico. Another ex-Lobos player, Rayshawn Boyce, also is facing charges..

According to the records, at least one of the two brandished a firearm during the Jan. 18 incident in Albuquerque.

Kirkendoll was charged on Tuesday. A school spokesman said he was suspended from the football program on Wednesday.

A Chicago native, Kirkendoll appeared in 16 games over two seasons at New Mexico (2020-21).

–Field Level Media