FORT WORTH TX - OCTOBER 23: TCU fans celebrate as TCU beats the Air Force Falcons 38-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23 2010 in Fort Worth Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
According to a report by the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, four TCU football players were among 17 students arrested in an investigation into drug dealing on and near the TCU campus.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that four unnamed TCU football players are among 17 TCU students arrested as part of a six month investigation into drug trafficking by the campus and Forth Worth police departments.
Texas Christian University nor its athletic department have officially commented on the specific charges or acknowledged that any student athletes were included in the 17 students arrested and charged. Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. released a public statement decrying the alleged crimes:
While this news is certainly shocking and disappointing, it is important to remember that TCU has clear expectations for its students: that they behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law. These students are charged with acting in a manner that is incompatible with TCU values and against the law. That is simply unacceptable and such reported behavior is not tolerated at this University.
Boschini also stated that according to campus police records, TCU had only recorded five student arrested related to drugs "in recent years." According to TCU's policies, any students found guilty of the charges will be expelled from the university.