And, no, they didn’t beat up a Visa card.
Rather, two playing members of the Texas Tech football program were arrested early Friday morning following an incident at a Lubbock drinking establishment. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, a pair of sophomores, tight end Jace Amaro and running back Kenny Williams (pictured), were charged with one count each of felony second-degree credit card abuse.
Amaro was also charged with a misdemeanor count of misrepresentation of age.
As for what led to the charges, Bonnie and Clod are accused of using a credit card with a name that didn’t match either of the player’s identifications, ringing up $100 in drink charges. And, before you ask, no, I have no clue how that dollar amount equates to a felony apiece.
The Avalanche-Journal writes that “employees of the bar became suspicious when the men were accused of offering a ‘big tip’ to a bartender”, ostensibly offered in an effort to get the Firehouse Grill and Bar to overlook the fact that the names on the card and IDs didn’t match. It was at that point that police were called and, after thrice throwing out the obligatory “we play football!” card, the two were arrested.
The school is aware of the incident.
“Texas Tech will allow the Lubbock Police Department to conduct its investigation into the matter involving two football student-athletes,” athletic director Blayne Beal said in a statement. “Once that investigation has been completed and more facts are known, the university and head coach Tommy Tuberville will take appropriate disciplinary action if necessary.”
Both players played extensively as true freshmen in 2011, and the paper notes that has worked with the first-team offense this spring.