BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky junior defensive lineman Trae Jones remains hospitalized after his left shoulder was wounded by a stray bullet outside a nightclub on Friday morning.
A statement from WKU says that Jones sustained a non-life threatening injury in the shooting outside Chocolate City nightclub. An athletics spokesman said he is being treated at The Medical Center. Bowling Green Police spokesman Ronnie Ward said Jones was a passenger in a car sitting in traffic leaving the club when he was struck. Ward added that investigators are trying to learn other details about the shooting.
The 6-foot-1, 280-pound Jones, from Cusseta, Georgia, did not play in the Hilltoppers' 46-14 victory over Rice on Thursday night. He had three tackles in five games in 2014 but did not play last season.