Four TCU Football Players Arrested in Drug Sting

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Sports Illustrated magazine once called Texas Christian University one of the cleanest teams in college football's top 25.

Now, four TCU football players are among 17 students arrested Wednesday in a six-month long campus-wide drug sting.

Their names have been removed from the roster on TCU team's website.

Court documents allege players were selling drugs from October 2011 to February of this year, right in the middle of football season.

At a news conference Wednesday, TCU Chief of Police Steven McGee police was direct.

"There is no doubt all of those arrested today are drug dealers," he told the room full of reporters.

Arrest warrants said head coach Gary Patterson ordered a mandatory drug test earlier this month that surprised the entire Horned Frogs team.

Linebacker Tanner Brock walked out of jail this week, hiding his face. Weeks ago, he told an undercover officer that 60 players would fail the drug test.

Police report several drug purchases were made from suspects they knew were football players.

Neighbors watched as the players were arrested and hauled off to jail.

"And then I'm thinking, 'They got the college mentality that they're football players. They're Rose Bowl champions. They're probably invincible.' They're learning a hard lesson in life," Jennifer Holbrook said.

The warrants said police bought marijuana at Brock's home and from several other players. Other drugs involved in the 17 arrests include cocaine, ecstacy, Xanax and hydrocodone.

According to court documents, one suspect who's not a football player, had drugs shipped to him from Pakistan.

"Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the kids here do the right thing, and we want to make sure those kids who aren't doing the right thing, aren't at TCU," university Chancellor Victor Boschini, Jr., said.

Brock told police he thought only a handful of football players would be punished for failing the drug test, but TCU administrators say no one will get special treatment

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