17 TCU Students Arrested for Drug Dealing

February 15, 2012 Updated: February 15, 2012

Police arrested 17 students at Texas Christian University on Wednesday, including four members of the school’s football team, for dealing drugs on and around the campus, according to a statement released by the school and media reports.

The students were selling drugs on TCU’s campus and near the vicinity, the school said. “The students involved were immediately separated from TCU and criminally trespassed from campus,” reads the statement.

“All of those arrested are drug dealers,” TCU Police Chief Steven McGee told reporters at a conference, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. McGee said that the drugs that were sold included marijuana, Ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, and prescription drugs—some of which were sold to undercover officers.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson said, “As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt, and now I am mad,” according to the Telegram. The four players were dismissed from the football program.