Kentucky QB Drew Barker Dropped with Brutal Sucker Punch as His Teammates Do Nothing

By Jason McIntyre
Telford Hall security camera
Telford Hall security camera / Lexington Herald Leader

Drew Barker, a QB at Kentucky, was on the receiving end of a horrible sucker punch from Eastern Kentucky’s Patrick Graffree in January, and disturbingly, not one of Barker’s teammates helped him. [EdTwo of the men in the room were teammates with Barker. As you can see in the video, they didn’t act like they knew him after he got dropped.]

This video will make you sick to your stomach. Barker is simply talking to someone at the front desk of Eastern Kentucky’s Tedford Hall. Football players – apparently a mix of UK and EKU – are lingering. You’ll see a large individual (that’s Graffree) walk in the door, take off his shirt (he’s 6-foot-4, 295-pounds), and then just drill Barker with a right cross.

Barker goes down, stunned … and his teammates do nothing. Then, one of them picks up his hat and puts it on his head. What the hell is that?

The alleged reason for the punch? Barker was one of the Kentucky players who earlier that night had been involved in a fight with an EKU player. The thing is, the EKU player, Colton Scurry, started that fight (and then got his ass kicked and ended up in the hospital). Presumably, word trickled back to Graffree that Barker was involved, and so sought to exact revenge.

Graffree once played at Kentucky, but transferred to EKU. Barker, who is 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, was the No. 1 QB in the state when he graduated from high school in 2014. [video via]

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