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Texas LB recruit arrested for reported sexual assault

derek david

It appears we might have a Chris Carter 2.0 on our hands.

Derek David, a highly touted linebacker recruit from Rockdale, Texas, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his aunt’s house.

According to the police report, David asked the girl to come play video games at his aunt’s house, then allegedly forced her inside the home and sexually assaulted her.

The girl did not identify herself as David’s girlfriend. She was taken to Scott and White hospital in Temple where a test taken showed she was positive for trauma.

David admitted to having sex with the girl, and police say that he did not stop despite pleas from the girl. He was released on $20,000 bond.

David, 17, was previously committed to Texas Tech, although shows that he is now decommitted. Whether that decision was by his own accord, or Tech’s, is uncertain. He also holds scholarship offers from, among others, Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and, yes, Ohio State.

Colleges sign recruits who have criminal backgrounds all the time, but if David is convicted, rape is in a category all its own.

A category that doesn’t deserve a scholarship offer.

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19 Responses to “Texas LB recruit arrested for reported sexual assault”
  1. coopercougarjtk1519 says: Mar 17, 2011 1:44 PM

    Tech pulled his offer.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Mar 17, 2011 1:54 PM

    The headline had me fooled into thinking this was a Texas Longhorns recruit, but I was glad to see that he’s not.

  3. Deb says: Mar 17, 2011 2:24 PM

    Why is this tagged under Alabama?

  4. ihatedallasandauburn says: Mar 17, 2011 2:39 PM

    Dont worry people auburn will take him off techs hands

  5. thefiesty1 says: Mar 17, 2011 3:11 PM

    Change your headline to read Tech recruit….. There is no way the Longhorns recruited him.

    Besides. That, it’s two teenagers having sex at his aunt’s house. It’s not that that doesn’t happen practically every day in today’s world (unfortunately).

    Did she really think they were going to be playing videos? Maybe buyers remorse and now his life will never be the same. Was she his girlfriend? Cousin? Whoops, sorry, they were in Texas not Arkansas.

  6. thegonz13 says: Mar 17, 2011 3:28 PM

    Think any school will want to touch this kid with a 10-foot pole?

    Maybe Lane Kiffin will pay him a visit!

  7. aetherthe says: Mar 17, 2011 4:14 PM

    @thefiesty1: Does “Justice Robert Dewar” mean anything to you?

    In the immortal words of those idiots on the 4-letter network: “C’mon, man!”

  8. Deb says: Mar 17, 2011 4:17 PM

    Oh, I see … he has a scholarship offers from Bama. Well, I just didn’t read far enough to figure out why it should matter to Bama fans that a guy committed to Texas Tech had been arrested for sexual assault. Guess Bama, Oklahoma, USC, and Ohio State are all exhaling with relief that Tech got his commitment. But why hit the Longhorns with the headline?

  9. Ben Kercheval says: Mar 17, 2011 4:58 PM

    “Texas” was referring to the state, but I can see how that would be confusing.

  10. coopercougarjtk1519 says: Mar 17, 2011 7:01 PM

    The kid is also carrying a 1.1 GPA.

  11. dg0122 says: Mar 17, 2011 9:33 PM

    He is from RockDALE, TX not Rockwall, TX…and I bet Coach Gundy will wlecome him. This is Chris Collins 2.0 not Chris Carter 2.0

  12. Ben Kercheval says: Mar 17, 2011 9:41 PM

    thanks for the correction, dg.

    A girl I knew in college was from Rockwall, so I blame the typo on her.

  13. dg0122 says: Mar 17, 2011 9:52 PM

    Little girls is the DEVIL!!!!!!!!!

  14. jimr10 says: Mar 18, 2011 7:56 AM

    He would also feel at home at Florida.

  15. florida727 says: Mar 18, 2011 10:47 AM

    jimr10 says:
    Mar 18, 2011 7:56 AM
    He would also feel at home at Florida.
    jimr10, you’re an @$$hole. Let me guess, you’re a fan of Tennessee. No wait, Georgia. No. Maybe Kentucky? South Carolina perhaps? Just anti-SEC? Oh heck, I’ll have to quit guessing. The list of people who LOSE to us on a very regular basis is too long to narrow down one’s rooting interest in a case like this. Suffice it to say, you’re an idiot.

  16. Deb says: Mar 18, 2011 1:23 PM

    @florida727 …

    I’m an Alabama fan, but as a Florida girl, I think “idiot” is good. If the allegation proves true, we’re talking about a sexual assault. Sex abusers are everywhere and clowns commenting that it’s a school, state, or regional thing are idiots.

  17. TxGrown says: Mar 18, 2011 1:33 PM

    NFL star in the making.

  18. edgy says: Mar 19, 2011 9:19 AM

    florida727 says:


    Come on, do you think that it’s a secret about the Gators that have been in trouble, lately? Let’s not forget that the Gators, like the Buckeyes, have their holier-than-thou fans and more importantly, one of their hypocrites created the Fulmer award (Which, ironically, Fulmer and his team would have never won).

  19. cmush78 says: Apr 3, 2012 8:37 PM

    I wonder why you aren’t relating this “article” to this player? Oh wait…

    It seems to me you are trying to take shots at other schools (especially Ohio State) more than the school that actually took his commitment (and then pulled it after the fact). Give me a break…

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