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A.J. Barker | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 191

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Former Minnesota WR A.J. Barker was arrested for marijuana possession in Houston, Texas on Sunday.
Barker, who left Minnesota after a dispute with head coach Jerry Kill, has a court date set for February 14. Although multiple reports stated Barker would transfer to the University of Houston, athletics spokesman David Bassity said the following on Wednesday: "A.J. Barker is not a member of our football team and was not offered a scholarship as some outlets have reported." Barker was leading the Gophers in receiving before his departure. Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:40:00 AM

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Ex-Minnesota junior WR A.J. Barker will play at Houston next season.

Barker made a notable exit from Minnesota, citing major disagreements with head coach Jerry Kill. Houston head coach Tony Levine was a former Minnesota walk-on himself, so the two have something in common. Barker finished the season sidelined due to an injury, and was not happy with how he was treated during that time.
Source: 1500 ESPN
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 10:16:00 AM

Minnesota junior WR A.J. Barker has left the program due to major disagreements with head coach Jerry Kill.

Barker has missed the last three games, and the walk-on was not happy with how he was treated during that time, specifically by Kill. Prior to the injury, he had 30 catches, 577 yards and seven touchdowns. Barker is planning on transferring to another program for the 2013 season.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 08:52:00 AM