Fmr. Saint X student charged with assault after Friday's lacrosse game

Fmr. Saint X student charged with assault after Friday's lacrosse game

Daylan Hall, 18, is charged with 3rd degree assault of a police officer.


by Adam Walser

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 22 at 6:31 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- One of St. Xavier’s star football players who went on to play ball at the University of Kentucky is in trouble with the law.

Hall is charged with assaulting a police officer last week.

While it's the first time the 18-year-old UK freshman Daylen Hall has been charged with a felony, it's far from the only time he's been in trouble in the past 15 months.

Hall was an all-state offensive and defensive football standout at St. X High School.

In his final two years, he intercepted 11 passes, running three back for touchdowns, helping lead his team to a state championship and earning a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky.

But it's what he's allegedly done off the field that's landed him back in the public eye.

Early this morning, Hall was charged with  third degree assault on a police officer, after he allegedly punched a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy in the face, breaking his glasses.

According to the arrest warrant, the deputy was attempting to get Hall off the field after last Friday's state championship lacrosse game between St. X and Trinity High School.

We went to Hall’s home, but he didn’t want to talk about the incident.

It's not the first time Hall's been in trouble recently.

He was dismissed from the UK football team in February for unspecified violations.

Later that same month, he was arrested in Louisville for possession of marijuana, a charge to which he pleaded guilty.

And, Hall got the most nationwide attention with another attack on a security guard. Cell phone video shows him tackling a security guard at a hotel in Panama City, Fla. last year, knocking the man into a swimming pool.

Hall was not charged in connection with the pool incident.

Herman Harris, a former police officer, is a St. X fan who sells hot dogs near the high school campus said Hall's behavior Friday is a big deal.

“It's a big deal because our police officers are out there to protect the community that they serve. And I think a lot of young people today don't have any respect for law enforcement and authority figures,” Harris said.

Hall is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge on June 19.