Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I've got some good news AND bad news...



As you've probably all heard, there was a MAJOR drug bust at TCU this morning that resulted in 17 arrests, including 4 football players. There was RAMPANT speculation that the list included one La Manga, but the official names have been released and he was not on them. The ones who were, though, are going to sting a little - Tanner Brock, Ty Horn, Devin Johnson and DJ Yendrey. It's still unclear at this point just how involved these guys were, but they have been removed from the football roster on gofrogs.com and are reportedly expelled. At spitblood we try and stay out of the rumor mongering game so we didn't want to post on this until things were official. Sadly, this situation is probably going to get a lot worse before it gets better, but word on the street is that this particular situation was getting so bad that it cost us potential recruits, so good riddance to all of those guys if they were fucking dumb and arrogant enough to get busted in a six month drug sting.

lyle and I are both out of our offices the rest of the morning, so if there is any more news, please contribute in the comments.

40 comments:

Rotten Arsenal said...
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Rotten Arsenal said...

Yeah, losing those guys hurts on the field, but in the long run, I'd rather cut out the tumors and be as clean as possible and lose than be dirty and win.

Those guys need to be done as not just TCU athletes, but as TCU students as well. They have brought shame upon our house!

Rotten Arsenal said...

Patterson Statement:

Patterson: Shocked, Hurt, and Mad

JHale said...

They will be completely expelled and not allowed back. I believe the school has already removed all 17 students.

EdK said...

Four 2012 starters? OUCH.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Oh shit:

Tanner Brock Arrest Warrants

Go all the way down, read Tanner's statement in #11.

TreySampson said...
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JB said...

I think we're going to be OK in the long run on this one. Reading the arrest affidavits posted by the Star-Telegam (they had Brock's and Yendrey's as of noon) is pretty telling. The bottom line seems to be that a few players were growing and selling pot. There is also information in there suggesting that the football team was subjected to a drug test, suggesting that someone knew something like this was going on and began taking action on it. Let's hope this gets taken care of swiftly and thoroughly, so we can move on without further incident.

JB said...

RA, I saw that, too. I'm not naive enough to beleive that noone else was using, but that also could be the reasoning of a guilty party trying to justify his own actions. Hopefully, it won't be that sweeping.

Snowfrog said...

Lets just hope it's a kick in the nuts and not castration!

BuckNasty said...

As long as we compete next year and still have a good performance on the field, I don't think it will hurt too much. Recruits know that this goes on at every campus and hopefully it won't deter too many from attending. We will probably lose some guys bc of this, but Patterson can overcome that by showing next year that he won't let something like this bring the program down. The whole thing is disgusting and IMO, Brock should have been off the team a long time ago with everything I've heard about him.

shortnkerley's said...

Aren't the only drug tests that matter the NCAA sanctioned ones? Let's just hope they're not dirty when those tests come around.

Tanner said...

SNK: exactly.

Snowfrog said...

True, but I don't see the administration just sitting back and letting the NCAA do the dirty work for us.

LENEtown Fizzle said...

Bring on the younger guys who i think can contribute immediately.

Rotten Arsenal said...

If it's just weed the guys are using, I'm really not that podded off. Find me a school where they don't have a bunch of athletes smoking. Illegal yes, really a big deal or character issue, no.
Now Selling large amounts... Well, that's a bigger deal.

Rotten Arsenal said...

If it's just weed the guys are using, I'm really not that podded off. Find me a school where they don't have a bunch of athletes smoking. Illegal yes, really a big deal or character issue, no.
Now Selling large amounts... Well, that's a bigger deal.

EdK said...

No two ways about it -- this is an absolute disaster. Just at the very moment TCU football was at the highest point it has ever been ... this crap happens.

I don't know what the rest of the fallout is going to be, but this is close to the worst thing that could have happened -- losing star players, media embarrassment and program credibility damage.

We can blame the stupid 20-year-old kids, but the men at the top obviously lost touch with the individuals on that team.

shortnkerley's said...

having NCAA sanctioned drug tests isn't having them do our "dirty work". I think the dirty work was clearly done this morning. I'm sure we've got a drug test coming up, but let's hope those guys call Ricky Williams ASAP and find a way to beat those things.

Robert W. Howington said...

Now go undercover at UT, OU, OKST and everywhere else. You know their coaches are laughing their asses off at this. It's always the little schools that get treated like the biggest criminals. Cam Newton gets paid to win a national title but nothing happens to Auburn. NCAA just turns and looks away, knowing if they did look they'd lose big time money. But TCU? Gotta put them down and keep the knee on the neck.

Snowfrog said...

shortnkerley's, that's what I was implying. I see a drug test in the players future and regardless if it is administered by TCU, or NCAA actions will be taken. I like the Ricky Williams comment and agree!

shortnkerley's said...

Dude, don't try to make it sound like the NCAA is bullying us and the poor little schools always get screwed. This isn't an NCAA thing. Comparing it to cam newton is ridiculous and makes no sense here.

Sean said...

In all seriousness, the fallout from this is gonna extend well beyond the football program. Applications to TCU are at an all-time high. That's going to be hard to maintain after this. Parents aren't going to be psyched to pay $40,000 a year to send their kids to a school with a reputation for drugs. Sure everyone at SMU is on coke - but it hasn't made national headlines because it isn't connected to their sports teams. The school benefited from the success of our football team, and now have do deal with the ugly side as well.

And the NCAA does random drug tests on all athletes at all schools. To focus on any one school/sport would be illegally discriminatory. No one is "picking on the little guys".

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

Atleast nobody got raped......

LENEtown Fizzle said...

hopefully we are able to look past this a yerar from now. the players need to come out and bust their asses in spring ball, especially those that were on the two deep dehind our dealers.

BigFrogBall said...

I always enjoy reading stories about our government spending 6 months of time and money investigating a bunch of college kids selling drugs to each other.

Tyler Springer said...

ohhhh man, thought SMU had the drug problem?

B-O-Y-C-E said...

This doesn't sound good. Brock said he and Horn looked over the roster and only counted about 20 people that could pass the drug test.

shortnkerley's said...

No, Tyler Springer- SMU has the "drugs kill our students and we sweep it under the rug" problem. I'll take this over a schoolwide cover-up any day.

Rotten Arsenal said...

You know, if most of our team is composed of potheads, that could really explain some of our lackluster performances last year...

Hot 'n Spicy HornedFrog said...

I blame the quidditch team

Hot 'n Spicy HornedFrog said...

I blame the quidditch team

hornedtoad said...

Craig James planted that evidence

Travis said...

You know what I just did? I went to GoFrogs.coms and just purchased a $125 brick as part of the Frog Alley East Side campaing and supported my alma mater. Buck up campers, shit happens, we will move one and be fine! HCGMFP did the right thing, as well as Chancellor Bochini and AD Del Conte, rock solid, easy call gentlemen, thank you! Drug dealers should be prosecuted to the maximum just as terrorists, rapists, child abusers, and murderers. Today hurt and sucks after such a great 24 hours news cycle, but they are young idiots who are no longer affiliated with our fine University. So we move forward now, Rah, Rah, TCU!

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J. Thaddeus Toad said...

The story should be "FWPD spends six months and untold amounts of tax payer dollars to bust a few college kids selling pot" I know the charges are serious and in some cases involve harder drugs, but c'mon- this operation was a crock. I hope officer gonzo and those goons enjoy their medals of valor.

Rotten Arsenal said...

My seatmate's parent is retired TCU Police. From what they've gathered from former co-workers still in TCUPD, there is more to come.

Auxilio said...

Travis, you have no respect from me if you think that drug dealing is anywhere near the same level of seriousness as rape, terrorism, murder, and child abuse. Those four things are all violent despicable crimes. Dealing drugs on the other hand, for the most part is no different from running a liquor store. Except that the law says its wrong, based on almost nothing (as least as far as marijuana is concerned). I've never touched drugs, and I won't even smoke a cigarette. But it's disgusting to have you sit there and say they should be punished as if they had committed a violent crime.

Reed said...

auxillio, your looking for a fight. i dont think travis was comparing the crime of selling drugs to rape, etc. He simply said both crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which is a "who cares" statement to begin with. F it im going to bed. Hopefully no more arrests tomorrow

GO FROGS

Red said...

What all these guys are going to get is probation

What they won't get is a degree from TCU