Four TCU football players were arrested along with 13 other students in a campus-wide drug bust. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the arrested players are defensive lineman D.J. Yendry, linebacker Tanner Brock, offensive tackle Tyler Horn and cornerback Devin Johnson.
The arrests follow a six-month-long investigation in which undercover officers bought marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy from those arrested. Police are expected to make more arrests as the case unfolds.
TCU Coach Gary Patterson released a statement in which he said, 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 war first shocked, then hurt and now I'm mad.
In 2010, TCU was listed as the only top 25 team in the nation that had no players with criminal records. But due to a number of complaints from students and parents, police began investigating the drug transactions last year.
TCU is located in Forth Worth, Texas. The private university has an enrollment of about 9,500 students most of which are undergraduates. The Horned Frogs will join the Big 12 this summer.