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Updated: TCU QB Casey Pachall told police he failed drug test

Casey Pachall, Luke Shivers AP

TCU’s offseason drug-sweep episode was an embarrassing blemish for the Horned Frogs heading into the Big 12. But, with a handful of players already charged in connection to the campus-wide sting, the worst appeared to be over.

Not so fast.

TCU360.com reports through open records requests that Frogs starting quarterback Casey Pachall told police back in February at the time of the arrests that he had failed a drug test administered by the school. Pachall’s roommate was former linebacker Tanner Brock, who was one of the players arrested.

Pachall told [officer J.] Sandoval he never witnessed any of the residents having or using narcotics, according to the police report. He went on to tell Sandoval he had smoked marijuana as recently as a week to two weeks prior to Feb. 15, 2012. He also said he smoked marijuana with Brock at least once in the past.

Pachall told Sandoval he failed the TCU student athlete drug test and smoked marijuana a day or two prior to the test.

Pachall told Sgt. Johnson he used cocaine possibly a year prior to February 15, 2012 and ecstasy seven months prior to February 15, 2012.

TCU administered a drug test in early February. The number of athletes that reportedly failed the test has been as high as 82 and as low as five. TCU declined to comment for the report and said Pachall could not comment as well.

Pachall (pictured, No. 4) was at Big 12 media days last week, so there didn’t appear to be any issue with coach Gary Patterson. But cocaine and ecstasy? Not much to say but “wow”…

Updated 8/4 9:15 a.m. ET: Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he will not suspend Pachall for any part of the season.

“Casey failed one drug test in 25 — one,” Patterson told the paper. “I tested him every Monday during the season. We followed every proper procedure the university has in place with a failed drug test.”

Pachall has already undergone mandatory drug education counseling and/or required drug treatment, per the TCU student handbook. Patterson said he was unaware of the police affidavit obtained by TCU360.com until Friday afternoon.

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7 Responses to “Updated: TCU QB Casey Pachall told police he failed drug test”
  1. normtide says: Aug 3, 2012 7:44 PM

    Wow, so a web site that is basicly tcu beat writers are posting reports that are harmful to the team?

    I have said before, a college kid smoking a little refer is not breaking news. Most have, but most are not subject it being national news. If thats the worst a kid in college does, he/she will be ok. Cocaine on the other hand is a differant story.

  2. dmvtransplant says: Aug 3, 2012 8:14 PM

    @ normtide

    I’ll agree if you’re a regular student smoking weed isn’t that big of a deal. BUT if you’re on a scholarship based on passing a drug test, than ya it is a big deal. And of course cocaine is a helluva drug.

  3. phoivy says: Aug 4, 2012 1:04 AM

    Drugs in college! What?!??

  4. mcqphx says: Aug 4, 2012 7:21 AM

    Hell of a drug.

  5. polegojim says: Aug 4, 2012 9:20 AM

    Ahhh… at Texas ‘CHRISTIAN’ University…

    Holy weed and sacrificial smoke, eh?

  6. latchbeam says: Aug 4, 2012 11:22 AM

    Good thing he doesn’t play in the big ten!

  7. joeg720 says: Aug 5, 2012 4:47 PM

    Charlie Murphay!

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