If you've seen the news in DFW this morning or have a twitter account of basically any kind, you probably know that the DEA conducted an immense drug bust this morning on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth. The latest reports say that 17 students were arrested for crimes involving cocaine, marijuana, acid, prescription drugs, and something called "mollies" which I have been told means an extremely pure form of ecstasy. According to TCU Police Chief Steven McGee, all of the arrested students were actually drug dealers.
Obviously this story is newsworthy because the lives of these seventeen students, even if they are found not-guilty, will never be the same. If the accusations against them are true, several could be facing serious legal consequences for their actions. In writing about it here, I am certainly not celebrating in any way that this happened.
I am writing about it, though, because four of the students arrested were TCU football players. Those four were Tanner Brock, D.J. Yendrey, Ty Horn, and Devin Johnson. The first three were arrested for allegedly "selling hydroponic marijuana to TCU students and football players" according to the story I linked above. I don't know what Devin Johnson is accused of doing yet.
The biggest question remaining now is how far this thing actually goes. If it is true that the people arrested today were all sellers, that means their buyers are still out there and should probably be lining up legal representation. Particularly if the blurb in paragraph 11 on the last page of Tanner Brock's arrest warrant is true. According to the affiant (an undercover cop involved in the investigation):
I then began talking to Brock about the drug test, saying that it was "bullshit." Brock said the staff surprised the team with the test. I asked if Brock was going to be ok. Brock responded, "I failed that ____ for sure." Brock said that it he (sic) wasn't too worried about it and didn't think it would be a big deal cause there "would be about 60 people being screwed." Brock said that his friend Ty (Ty Horn) looked through the roster today and said there were only about 20 people that would pass the test on the team.
That is not good for TCU. You assume from reading it that Horn would know because he or one of the others dealt with those players, too.
UPDATE: Here is a link to Gary Patterson's comments about the whole situation.