Friday a Christian County Grand Jury indicted former U of K Quarterback Curits Pulley for Flagrant Non Support( Child Support). Pulley who is now considered a fugitive from justice faces arrest on this felony count.
As a Senior Quarterback at Hopkinsville High School, Pulley was named 2004 Kentucky Mr. Football. Pulley has shown great promise but has been dogged by his off the field problems. Pulley was forced to leave Kentucky and transfer to Florida A & M. This past season proved to be a banner year for Pulley who racked up record numbers for the Florida Rattlers.
Having served as one of Curtis Pulley's high school coaches I can say that Curtis has proven time and again do be a personal disappointment. Coaches don't believe kids are bad but sometimes do bad things. Curtis has failed to live up to any commitments he has made to the court system regarding this issue.
The court system has time and again taken into consideration Pulley's situation: A young man with serious talent who is also trying to get a college degree. The court system has tried for the last couple years to allow Pulley to live up to his responsibility as a father, pursue his education and sports. My sources tell me that Pulley failed at every level to show up to court, communicate with his attorney and or the Judge.
Some think that I have been too hard on Curtis since "Day One". I have always liked Curtis and been amazed by his talent and his stupidity. I received a great deal of criticism last year from fans, alumni and fellow coaches when I took it upon myself to rip down his "Mr. Football" banner/sign in the Hopkinsville High Athletic Facility or as we call it the "Block House".
Since Pulley left for Florida he has apparently just ignored his parental obligations totally. Curtis Pulley is somebody who can play on Sunday but he is like a cat with nine lives-I'm just not sure how many more lives he has?
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I don't usually respond to comments but I think I need to here. First of all the facts surrounding Curtis Pulley speak for them self. As far as being a horrible coach, well it was this horrible coach who acted on Curtis' behalf as an intermediary to help him. Don't recall any of his so called family offering to step up to the plate and help. Actually it's the friends and family that have been Curtis' problems.-his gangster friends and the ghetto mentality that he has always surrounded himself with.
It was this horrible coach that helped find him an attorney. It was this horrible coach that went pleading to the prosecutors to ask the Judge to withdraw bench warrants when Curtis failed every single time to show up for court. It was this horrible coach that Joke Phillips called to find out what was going on with his situation and probably not you. It was this horrible coach that worked with his attorney and the prosecutors to help secure a bare minimum Child Support allocation of a $100 a month so Curtis could continue his education, football and lived up to some parental responsibility.
I think that is great that Curtis visits his son. What he should have done was visit his attorney and the Judge which he failed to do in every single instance. In fact, his attorney had to show up in court and withdraw his representation as Curtis' attorney because Curtis would not even bother to return his phone calls or letters. In fact, Curtis would not bother to return phone calls of this horrible coach or other coaches who were trying to help him through his mess.
Other than one of his former coaches Steve Lovelace, Joker Phillips, the prosecutor, and Curtis' former attorney there is no one out there besides us that know all the facts. I assure you it ain't Curtis' family or so called friends. You may also want to check the court records to brush up on the facts.
In conclusion people who comment and don't leave their name have no credibility anyway. I have been more than fair regarding Curtis' situation note that I have not listed in detail his transgressions at the University of Kentucky or his other legal woes he encountered. Yes, I do believe I know all the circumstances regarding Curtis Pulley. Curtis would be the starting Quarterback at UK if he would have listened and taken the advice of horrible coaches like me instead of his friends. No, I am not God but I will go visit Curtis in the Christian County Jail and bring him a Bible because I think he should be ready for a "come to Jesus" talk.