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Texas DB, former HS teammate: Pachall is going to ‘take some time off’

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TCU coach Gary Patterson may not have much to say about the suspension of quarterback Casey Pachall right now — that could change come Tuesday — but Texas safety and Pachall’s former high school teammate Kenny Vaccaro sure does.

Vaccaro said he spoke with Pachall on Sunday and that Pachall told him that he was going to “take some time off and get everything together.” Pachall was suspended indefinitely last week after being arrested on a suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Pachall has previously admitted to failing a drug test and using cocaine.

Here’s more of what Vaccaro had to say about Pachall via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: 

“I told him after a couple of times of getting in trouble, ‘You’ve got to stop. You’re a quarterback. You represent your program. You represent yourself. You represent Brownwood.’ And now it’s just like, ‘Man, you’ve got to make better decisions.’ He’s like, ‘I know. I know. I think Casey can get it turned around because in high school, he was a different kid. I think he just got to the big city … kind of like me. I haven’t been perfect since I got here. But I think I’ve progressed and matured. I told Casey the same thing. So he’s going to take some time off and get everything together. And he’ll be fine, I think. He’ll be fine in the long run. He’s a great player.

If Pachall is using this time to get his mind right and think about the choices he’s made, good for him. If Patterson votes to keep Pachall suspended and/or off the field, good for him. That’s the right call. The bottom line is Pachall has put himself above the team on multiple occasions. Football shouldn’t be the biggest priority in this situation.

We’ll hopefully find out soon enough if that’s the case.

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4 Responses to “Texas DB, former HS teammate: Pachall is going to ‘take some time off’”
  1. axltcu says: Oct 8, 2012 10:10 PM

    Pachall, you bum!

  2. ivan0461 says: Oct 8, 2012 11:12 PM

    My daughter went to school with Casey and Kenny beginning in pre k. I admit I know Kenny much better than I know Casey but I do know Casey’s parents and Casey was “raised right”! I promise this, no matter what TCU does, Casey will learn from this because his parents will insure that! Go Casey and Kenny, Brownwood loves you both!

  3. pricecube says: Oct 9, 2012 12:58 AM

    I wish Casey the best… very talented guy. I know I could have gotten a DUI on several occasions in college. Thank God I did not. Good luck to him whatever his plans are.

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