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TCU quarterback arrested for DWI

 

Casey Pachall, the starting quarterback for the Texas Christian Horned Frogs, is in trouble with the law once again.

Pachall, who is in his third season at the Fort Worth institution was an integral part of the offense that defeated SMU in last week’s rain-soaked battle for the Iron Skillet by a score of 24-16.

 The quarterback for the thirteenth-ranked football team was pulled over in Fort Worth after failing to stop at a stop sign, as well has hitting a curb. The 21 year old registered a .17 BAC, or blood alcohol content-two times the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas. The Brownwood, Texas native posted a $1,000 bond and was released thereafter.

This is not the first time Pachall has run afoul of the law. Twice in the last year Pachall has been linked to drug usage. He was also linked to the drug scandal at TCU last year, which resulted in dismissals from the team for a number of TCU football players including linebacker Tanner Brock, who shared a home with the quarterback. Pachall admitted to using marijuana during the investigation, but was not charged in the incident. The close call did not stop his behavior: the TCU quarterback subsequently failed a drug test this past summer as well, but again avoided punishment, as head coach Gary Patterson refused to suspend his star gunslinger.

The fallout for the Horned Frogs, who are undefeated so far this season, despite a lackluster performance against SMU at Gerald J. Ford stadium, cannot be understated. TCU head coach Gary Patterson suspended Pachall from the team indefinitely. Redshirt Freshman Trevone Boykin, who played at West Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas, will get the start for the thirteenth-ranked Frogs against Big XII opponent Iowa State this Saturday in Fort Worth. He will hope to replace Pachall, who averaged 237 yards per game, and had thrown for 10 touchdowns in four games so far this season.

The Horned Frogs face a bleak future without Pachall: six of their remaining games are against ranked opponents, including two of USA Today’s top ten teams, West Virginia and Texas. Both of contests are on the road for the Horned Frogs. 

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