Written by: Chloe Hornaday
Welcome back, Femm Readers! If you read my article yesterday, I talked about how wonderfully sports figures used their platforms to spread a great message. Today, four Texas Tech football players did the opposite.
If you follow college football closely, you know who Jett Duffey is on behalf of the Red Raiders. For those of you who do not, he is a potential starting quarter back for the program. Duffey was included in the arrests as well as CB Desmon Smith, safety Christian Taylor, and WR Quan Shorts.
There was a disturbance in front of a nightclub in Lubbock that was reported to the police at around 2:00am according to online record. Kasie Whitley, a Lubbock police spokeswoman said that, "Officer located a large group of people in front of the nightclub who were impeding traffic, an officer observed an individual intentionally causing damage to a vehicle by smashing a windshield." It was when the police attempted to arrest the suspect that the crowd fought back and more arrests were made.
Duffey was charged with criminal mischief, he is believed to have damaged property at a popular living location for Texas Tech students, the U Lofts Apartments. Shorts and Smith are up against disorderly conduct charges while Taylor is up against a charge of criminal mischief. Taylor is the one accused of smashing the windshield.
Texas Tech Athletic Department released a statement reading, "Texas Tech Athletics was made aware this morning of an incident involving members of our football program. We are still looking into the matter at this time."
Updates to come on how this will affect their playing statuses for the upcoming season.