University of Louisville men’s basketball assistant among dozens arrested during Breonna Taylor protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A University of Louisville men’s basketball staff member was among the dozens arrested during Saturday’s protests.

According to Metro Police, director of basketball operations Kahil Fennel was charged with unlawful assembly.

Police say Fennel was in violation of the city’s 9 p.m. curfew and did not comply with an order to leave.

The news comes after Coach Chris Mack offered a personal take on the protests via social media.

“I’ve never experienced anything like some of the players I coach experience. To get pulled over by a policeman only aggravates me, it’s an inconvenience. It’s never made me fear for my life. It shouldn’t do that to anyone. But yet here we still are. I pray that our country can change.”

The coach also released a statement following Fennel’s arrest. 

“Earlier this morning Kahil and I spoke and I was made aware of his booking. I stand by my statement I made later in the morning and I stand by Kahil. When he feels the time is right he will comment.“

Fennel has been with the university for two years and spent one year as assistant basketball coach.

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