I am currently working on a longer column regarding the news that TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall admitted to the police back in February he failed a student athlete drug test.
Turns out Casey's infraction wasn't just a little weed but cocaine and ecstasy, too.
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson has just issued a statement at 7:25 p.m. CT. There is no mention of a suspenion. The statement reads:
""We were aware of Casey testing positive on Feb. 1. I have always taken a very strong stand on student-athlete health and welfare. We have policies and educational programs in place to help guide our student-athletes. We are committed to helping them make healthy choices and have moved forward. We have had 25 drug tests in the last 18 months, including one by the NCAA at the Rose Bowl. We've had six drug tests since February."
As a preview to my Saturday column let me just say crow goes very well with a Shiner Bock, or even a Red Stripe.
On the first day of Big 12 media day on July 23, I wrote that Pachall has been rumored for this and that, but it was nothing more than rumor.
I wrote in that column: "For the record, Casey Pachall has never been kicked off the team; he hasn't quit; he isn't leaving tomorrow for the NFL; and there was zero indication of him being involved in the marijuana arrests in February even though he was Tanner Brock's roommate and he was there the morning of the raid."
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