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Burglary charges equal dismissal for TCU’s David Jenkins

2012 TCU Media Day

Nearly a year after leaving LSU and ultimately landing at TCU, David Jenkins will again be in search of a new collegiate home — provided his near-future home doesn’t include bars and stripes, of course.

According to, two warrants were issued recently for the cornerback’s arrest on suspicion of burglary of a habitation.  Thursday night, Jenkins turned himself in.

Friday morning, head coach Gary Patterson confirmed to the website that Jenkins has been dismissed from the football program.

‘Very disappointed in his actions,” the coach wrote in an email.

Jenkins left LSU in mid-June last year for unknown reasons.  He sat out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but was in line for a starting job exiting spring as he was listed No. 2 on the depth chart.

As a four-star recruit in LSU’s 2011 class, Jenkins was rated as the No. 21 cornerback in the country coming out of high school in Carrollton, Tex.  He would’ve been a redshirt sophomore in 2013.

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6 Responses to “Burglary charges equal dismissal for TCU’s David Jenkins”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 14, 2013 8:12 PM

    Jenkins could not make it at LSU, then he lays out a year then is scheduled to really play this upcoming season with TCU and cannot control his behavior long enough to do that? This young man not only has problems, but is a problem. He needs some help, but he is really close at messing up his future, even more than he already has.

    Where is David Jenkins’ father? His grandfather? I would hope he receives some help from a good mentor.

  2. normtide says: Jun 14, 2013 10:25 PM

    Its hard to feel bad for a kid that has so many opportunities, but won’t use them. Use your abilities to get away from from the criminal elements you may have been around, not take that life with you.

    This is no knock on any team or league, as they all get these kids. In fact, the schools are the ones giving them a chance to rise above. No way of telling if they will seize the day, or just become another statistic.

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 14, 2013 11:13 PM

    This kid is yet another example of a NON Scholar/Athlete. He doesn’t belong on any campus of hiring learning due to his lack of character. It’s time schools start weeding out potential recruits based on their ability to COMPETE IN THE CLASSROOM as well as on the field. I’m sick and tired of hearing about their lack of solid environment or parents. Either get with the program and be a solid citizen or you will not get recruited. Schools need to wise up.

  4. remyje says: Jun 14, 2013 11:53 PM

    Apparently he’s guilty until proven innocent in the comments section…

  5. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 15, 2013 5:32 AM



    That only applies to court room proceedings.

    This forum is the court of public opinion, no such rule or practice applies here.

    To have such talent and potential in high school and then squander it through lack of self-control and making terrible decisions….this happens too often with all programs.

  6. ctbsmith71371 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:34 PM

    Why is it that you automatically judge this young man? You know nothing about him or his family. This may be the court of public opinion and he may not be innocent until proven guilty within it but remember that the court of public opinion is wrong more often than they are right. I’m not saying that he is innocent and I’m not saying that he is guilty; but, before the court of pubic opinion ruins yet another life, let’s us allow the facts to surface.

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