College students say TCU drug bust could happen at any school

POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- "I definitely think it's sad."

"That's such a ridiculous thing to be going on on a Christian campus."

"It's sad that they had that happened on their campus."

Three Baylor University students weighed in on the events that took place yesterday at Texas Christian University.

Eighteen arrests, including 15 TCU students, four of them football players and two from Central Texas, all for dealing drugs.

TCU football head coach Gary Patterson said "there are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days."

TCU and Fort Worth Police said the investigating was six months in the making. Apparently unrelated however, on February first, Patterson issued a mandatory drug test after a star recruit refused to sign with TCU because of rumored drug use on the team.

According to an affidavit, football player Devin Johnson said 82 failed the drug test, though that number has not been confirmed.

But is TCU alone in this disaster? The college students we spoke with didn't think so.

 "I do think it's more widespread than just TCU. I think college sports in general there's probably a lot more underlying than we really know," senior Ellie Keeling said.

"I think it happens on all college campuses and I think it could be better controlled," junior John Harvey said.

"You definitely hear about drugs and alcohol and the use of them," junior Jana Waller said.

As for the Central Texas football players, former Midway student Ty Horn and Copperas Cove student Tanner Brock were released on bond yesterday, after TCU expelled them.

At this point, police said more arrests are possible.


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