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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….

    HE WAS ARRESTED, NOT CONVICTED….
    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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