On Monday, two football players for the number 3 ranked Texas Christian University were arrested on charges of felony robbery and bodily injury. The two players who were arrested are defensive end Mike Tuana and backup wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson.
The two players were arrested as a result of an incident that occurred on September 4th. During that incident, the two players allegedly assaulted another TCU student and stole a case of Keystone Light beer.
A spokesman on behalf of the TCU Horned Frogs has stated that Tuana, a senior, has been suspended from the program. The program has yet to announce anything in regard to wide receiver Petties-Wilson and any punishment he may face as a result of the incident.
Tuana was expected to play a fairly large role in the Horned Frogs defense this season after starting in 5 games last year. Tuana has not played in a single game for TCU this season, and this incident seems to indicate he may be finished with the program as a whole.
TCU has played to 3-0 so far on the young college football season, and they have done so without 5 anticipated defensive starters. TCU is ranked as 3rd overall in country by the AP poll, though they have yet to face a major threat on their schedule, with their toughest match up so far being their opener against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
This coming Saturday, TCU is slated to play against Texas Tech, a team that the Horned Frogs decimated last season by a score of 82 to 27 at home. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are certainly seeking revenge this season against TCU.
While Tuana had not been a major contributor thus far in the Horned Frogs season, he is certainly a talent at defensive end and is a player who the Horned Frogs, as a result of their reduced depth on defense.
This is certainly going to be a distraction during this week for the TCU program, who can’t afford to not focus on their upcoming game against a hungry Texas Tech team who has their eyes set upon revenge for last years drubbing. We’ll see on Saturday, if this incident shows an effect on TCU.