Texas Christian University Football Rocked by Drug Sting

Football players for Texas Christian University that were arrested in drug sting are (l to r) linebacker Tanner Brock, offensive lineman Ty Horn, and Devin Johnson.

Isn’t it strange that so many christian organizations are being brought down by all types of crimes ranging from molestation to drug trafficking.  Now a university has been turned upside down as its  football players and others are brought down in a massive drug sting.

Texas Christian University not only lost players to the drug bust, but some players allege that most of the players couldn’t pass a surprise drug test last week, according to the Associated Press.  Needless to say, the head coach for the 2011 Rose Bowl winning team is not just disappointed, he’s “mad.”

“There are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days,” coach Gary Patterson said in a prepared statement. “As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt and now I’m mad.”

The football players arrested were junior linebacker Tanner Brock, junior defensive tackle David “D.J” Yendrey; junior safety Devin Johnson and sophomore offensive tackle Ty Horn. Brock is an exceptional player who was named a Phil Steele third-team All-American and a SportsIllustrated.com honorable-mention All-American.

Over a six-month period, players and others sold undercover officers marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs.  Brock and Johnson told the officers that the drug tests were inconsequential to them because so many players failed it.  Brock said 60, but Johnson put the number 82.  The university has denied those accusations and issued a statement saying:

“The comments about failed drug tests made by the separated players in affidavits cannot be verified simply because they were made in the context of a drug buy.”

The drug case at the university only senseless, but shocking as to how pervasive the drug problem is within the school of nearly 10,000 students.  Read more details of the case here.

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