The college football world was hit with another scandal this morning as news broke that four TCU players were among 17 students that were arrested after a campus-wide drug bust.
Linebacker Tanner Brock, safety Devin Johnson, tackle Ty Horn and defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey all were dismissed from the football program and could be expelled if found guilty.
Brock missed most of the 2011 season with an injury, but led the 2010 Rose Bowl-winning team in tackles and was supposed to be the anchor of the linebacking corps in 2012. Yendrey led all TCU interior linemen in 2011 with 5.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Johnson, a former walk-on turned starter, had 49 tackles and three pass breakups last season. Horn was competing for a starting spot.
The arrests were the result of a six-month investigation by the Fort Worth police department and campus police after students and several parents had called into the authorities with tips.
According to TCU Chief of Police Steve McGee, the drugs being sold were marijuana, cocaine, the club drug “molly” (some in powder form, some in pill form), acid and prescription drugs including Xanex, hydrocodone and others similar to OxyContin. They were sold to undercover officers, among others, during hand-to-hand transactions.
I just have one question…..
Why on earth would these kids ruin future football careers for drugs? I just don’t get it.