Tuesday, October 9, 2012
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall to withdraw from TCU after DWI arrest
He's going to check himself into a care facility.
FORT WORTH TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will withdraw from TCU this semester and go into an "inpatient care facility," Gary Patterson said at Tuesday’s press conference.
"For all of you who say it's about wins and losses- wrong. It’s about the kids," Patterson said.
Patterson said he and his wife Kelsey have pledged $100,000 to a new drug and alcohol recovery program called TCU Recovery and Support group.
Pachall could re-enroll in the spring "if he truly changes his actions," Patterson said.
According to the police report, Officer N. Lehman saw Pachall, 21, fail to stop on Devitt Street before he ran over a curb with his right rear tire. Pachall was arrested shortly after midnight on suspicion of driving with a blood alcohol content of greater than or equal to 0.15. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08.
Stan and Debbie Pachall, Casey Pachall’s parents, picked him up at the Mansfield Jail on Thursday.
By the time his parents made the 150-mile drive from Brownwood, TCU’s quarterback had spent more than 12 hours in police custody.
“His problem is he’s a starting quarterback and that’s why we’re in this position that we’re in right now,” Stan Pachall said on Thursday at the Mansfield Jail, where his son was being held. “If he was just a regular student at TCU, you guys wouldn’t be talking to me right now."
"And so, he’s got a whole lot more responsibility on his shoulders, and he needs to be responsible for himself,” Stan Pachall said. “Now, we’re going to start that journey, and we’ll see where it leads us.
According to Patterson, Pachall was disciplined in the spring after he failed a student-athlete drug test. Pachall’s behavior was the focus of the preseason TCU media luncheon after police reports revealed that Pachall, 21, admitted to police he had failed a team drug test in February. He also told officers that he had tried ecstasy and cocaine within the last year.
Pachall made the statement after police arrested his roommate, former TCU football player Tanner Brock, who has since pleaded guilty to selling marijuana to an undercover police officer.
According to a criminal history report through the Texas Department of Public Safety, Pachall has no prior criminal charges on record.
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