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Felony burglary charge led to Texas Tech LB’s dismissal

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And now we know the rest of the story.

Over the weekend, a Texas Tech sports information official announced — via Twitter, no less — that linebacker Daniel Cobb had been dismissed from the football program for violating unspecified team rules.  One of those team rules, apparently, is being charged with a felony.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Cobb was arrested Sunday evening and charged with burglary of a habitation.  The charge is a second-degree felony.

While details are fairly scant, the paper did offer up a bit of the narrative that led to the arrest:

The Lubbock Police crime report stated Cobb used force to enter into the apartment of a young woman on the 2400 block of Glenna Goodacre.

LPD Officer Brady Cross responded to a burglary call at 5:15 p.m. and stated in the report’s narrative that Cobb assaulted the woman upon entering the apartment, also damaging a door frame valued around $200.

While Cobb had started seven games in 2011, he had tumbled off the two-deep depth chart prior to his dismissal.

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2 Responses to “Felony burglary charge led to Texas Tech LB’s dismissal”
  1. friarjack61 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:58 AM

    Isn’t it nice, that the team rules, do not allow a player, convicted of a felony to remain a team member. What other rules for criminals ?
    What is the position of the school, not the Athletic Dept. ?

    Are you only dismissed from the school, if you are a drug dealer or convicted of capital murderer ? Felons must be only MINOR criminals, and thus, CRIMINALS are allowed mingle, on campus ?

    CHARACTER, is something that must not allowed to be considered, when recruiting a non-Kings English speaking jock. This, probably, is one reason, for having felons on the roster.

  2. thetexan214 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:15 PM

    I dont care bout Tech or Lubbock….i bleed orange….hook’em

    But friarjack u r a disgrace….

    LUBBOCK sends 17y.o. NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS to TDC for 70 yrs, and if this chump is convicted theyll throw the book at him BUT he only been arrected/charged…not convicted….he’ll plea down and get state jail or county

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