SMH… We would have thought that at least the four football players would have learned something from watching Sam Hurd go down.
A drug bust on and around the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth early Wednesday morning led to the arrest of 17 students, including four football players, school officials say.
During a news conference Wednesday morning, officials said those arrested sold drugs to undercover narcotics officers on campus and off-campus at a nearby 7-Eleven, Kroger and Hooters restaurant.
“There is no doubt, all of those arrested today, are drug dealers,” said Steve McGee, TCU Chief of Police. “These individuals engaged in hand-to-hand delivery, for money, with undercover narcotics agents. We will continue to work proactively to curtail drug use on the TCU campus.”
Affidavits with the names of those arrested were revealed at 11 a.m. and include the following student-athletes arrested for selling marijunana: David (D.J.) W. Yendrey, a junior defensive tackle from Edna; Devin Johnson, a junior defensive back from Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tanner Wilson Brock, Jr., a junior linebacker from Copperas Cove; Tyler (Ty) Horn, a sophomore offensive tackle from McGregor.
“There are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days. As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt and now I’m mad,” said head football coach Gary Patterson. “Under my watch, drugs and drug use by TCU’s student-athletes will not be tolerated by me or any member of my coaching staff. Period. Our program is respected nationally for its strong ethics and for that reason the players arrested today were separated from TCU by the University.”
The other 13 students were Bud Pollard Dillard, Cynthia (Cindy) Jaqueline Zambrano, Earl Patrick Burke, Hunter Wallace McLaughlin, Jonathan Blake Jones (not to be confused with the Jonathan Jones who is on the football team and is in no way connected to this case), Katherine Ann Peitre, Matthew Iarossi Davis, Michael Gragg King, Peter Signavong, Richard Clay Putney, Scott (Scooter) Lee Anderson, Taylor Davis Cowdin and William (Will) Davis Jennings. Also arrested were former students Austin Williams Carpenter and Eduardo Hernandez.
McGee said the investigation began six months ago after multiple tips were received from students and parents.
“This shows that TCU students, staff and the community will not tolerate this kind of behavior on the TCU campus,” said McGee.
McGee said those arrested were selling marijuana, coke, Molly (ecstasy in powder form), ecstasy in pill form, acid and prescription drugs including Xanax, hydrocodone and others similar to Oxycontin.
TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said the busts do not represent a football problem, but a student problem, and that it was shocking and disappointing to learn of the investigation and arrests.
In a letter to students earlier in the morning, Boschini said that the school has never experienced a magnitude of student arrests such as this and that those students who are involved were immediately separated from the school and subject to expulsion. In recent years, TCU police have made only five on campus arrests related to drug law violations. In 2011, the school said 71 students, less than 1 percent of the student population, were disciplined for drug law violations.
Investigators are still working to determine if those arrested Wednesday were working independently or together and with what suppliers. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and that more arrests are possible.
SMH… What a bunch of big dummies. Those kids had more drugs than the local pharmacy.