Four members of the Texas Christian University men’s football team were among eighteen students arrested at the University on Wednesday for their part in selling drugs on campus.
The TCU football team was ranked in the Top 25 college teams in the country last year and among those arrested were two defensive starters from last years squad along with a junior linebacker who sat out most of 2011 with an injury. The players include Tanner Brock, 21; junior defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey, 20; junior safety Devin Johnson, 21; and sophomore offensive tackle Ty Horn, 21.
According to police the men were selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy, acid and various other prescription medicine. The arrests occurred after undercover officers completed a six-month investigation which was launched after receiving complaints of on-campus drug activity.
TCU Police Chief Steve McGee told reporters:
“There is no doubt that all of those arrested today are drug dealers. These individuals engaged in hand-to-hand delivery for money with undercover agents.”
TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini says the students have been “separated” from TCU for the time being while adding:
“What they did, to be honest, is simply unacceptable. This behavior, when reported, is never tolerated at our university.”
University officials are still investigating the arrests alongside University police.
The group of students were very well organized, working in groups that were connected to one another.
The TCU football team went 11-2 last season and is now preparing for it’s first season in the Big 12 conference.
Do you think a week will ever go by again when a college football team isn’t in the media for random illegal acts?