In light of last week's revelations - or whatever they were - about the lawsuit against TCU for the behavior of some ex-athletes, including football player Lorenzo Jones, I thought this was worth recognizing. According to an in depth study by Sports Illustrated and CBS News, TCU is the only Top 25 team from last year's pre-season rankings NOT to have a documented criminal on the team. I linked the Dallas News' summary of the article, because it is kind of long winded, but it seems like a fair rebuttal to all the Baylor and Tech fans coming out of the woodwork to talk about TCU running a dirty program and that we only win because we're a team full of criminals like Kolby Griffin and Andy Dalton.
Leading the pack was Pittsburgh with 22 charged players, closely followed by future conference mate Boise with a staggering 16. Believe it or not, Texas ranked near the bottom of the rankings with only 2 players, which should be viewed as a direct correlation to their decline in quality this year. And Texas Tech was not included in the list as they were not ranked in the pre-season, although the fact that they produced America's Next Top Terrorist pretty much trumps the charges any of the included players may have had, doesn't it?