Posted by Darth Venomous @ 0:22
This…is not good.
Fifteen TCU students, including four members of the football team, were among 18 people arrested early Wednesday after a six-month drug sting in which deals allegedly went down everywhere from players’ homes to a Hooters restaurant.
The bust ensnared members of the Horned Frog football team, which recently celebrated an invitation to the Big 12 conference, and information in the documents revealed a surprise team-wide drug test on National Signing Day.
I am reminded of a time nearly 30 years ago. TCU’s new head coach, Jim Wacker, had just led his Horned Frogs to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Bluebonnet Bowl, and things were looking good for the Purple & White for the foreseeable future.
Then came 1985.
NCAA investigators arrived on the Texas Christian University campus Wednesday to look into reports that as many as 29 players accepted money from alumni trying to beef up the school’s football program.
TCU turned itself in to the NCAA for inspection and suspended seven players, including All-American running back Kenneth Davis, who admitted taking money from boosters.
The resulting scandal crippled the Frog program for 15 years. Only when Dennis Franchione brought his act from New Mexico did Frog fortunes begin to turn.
Now we’ve got this. And it’s all over the media here – the
three four major affiliates, ESPN – everyone’s covering it. Dale Hansen even went “unplugged” on it (gee, wonder why the fatass never goes “unplugged” when something good happens to them, hm?).
One of the perps, Devin Johnson, stated to police that as many as 82 players failed a mandatory drug test sprung on the players by Gary Patterson on Feb 1st. And if that’s the case, one wonders how long it’ll cripple TCU this time.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
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