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Friday, November 21, 2014

Five TCU football players reportedly tested positive for weed, not 60

The shocking report that nearly the entire TCU football team had tested positive for marijuana looks to have been hyperbole.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that five players failed a Feb. 1 drug test. They say 11 players had small traces of weed in their system — not enough for a positive test — and that 86 players passed the test administered by coach Gary Patterson.

Most people were blown away Wednesday when the first report of the drug bust emerged. Four TCU football players were among the 17 students arrested in the drug bust and three were alleged to be dealers. Further reports suggested more than 60 players were doing drugs. That number came from the arrest warrant for junior linebacker Tanner Brock (pictured), the team’s leading tackler in 2010.

Brock allegedly admitted to police that he failed a drug test and said there “would be about 60 people being screwed” by a drug test. He allegedly said only about 20 players would be able to pass. Brock’s numbers seem to have been greatly exaggerated, but between this story and Sam Hurd and Jerome Simpson, we’re seeing that there is little separation between the sporting and drug world.


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