Affidavits reveal players' alleged roles in drug bust

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by TED MADDEN and CASEY NORTON

WFAA

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 16 at 11:39 AM

FORT WORTH - Among the 17 TCU students arrested on drug charges, were four players from the football team.
 
Those players are defensive lineman D.J. Yendrey, linebacker Tanner Brock, offensive tackle Tyler Horn and defensive back Devin Johnson.

Those four names have already been removed from the roster on TCU's team website.
 
Johnson is a junior from Oklahoma City. During the 2011 season, he played in all 13 games, finishing with 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks, according to TCU's website.

Yendrey is also a junior, from Florida, and played in all 13 games, with 39 tackles and three sacks; he's been named honorable-mention All Mountain West in each of the past two seasons.
 
Tanner Brock is another junior; he's from Copperas Cove and played in only one game because of injury. In 2010, Brock was named all conference in the Mountain West after leading the Frogs in tackles, with 106.

Horn, a sophomore, was expected to compete for a starting spot on the offensive line in 2012.

Arrest warrants say the entire TCU football team was surprised by a mandatory drug test on Feb. 1. When Brock predicted 60 players would fail, he didn't know he was talking to an undercover police officer.

The warrants say police bought marijuana at Brock's house on Winfield and several other Horned Frog players between October 2011 and February 2012.

Linemen Ty Horn and DJ Yendrey were arrested at their house on Brady. Police say they sold hydroponic marijuana. Neighbors watched the pair being put in police cars before daybreak.

"I am thinking they are football players, with that college mentality of being Rose Bowl champs and being invincible," said Jennifer Holbrook. "They are learning a hard life lesson."

Cornerback Devin Johnson was named in warrants as a known drug dealer on campus. Police say they made calls to set up buys with Johnson off campus.
 
Fort Worth police and campus police held a press conference at TCU Wednesday morning to address the conclusion of a six-month investigation.
 
"All of those arrested are drug dealers," said TCU Police Chief Steven McGee.

Sports Illustrated found that last year's TCU team was the only team in the magazine's top-25 that did not have a player with a criminal record. TCU and the University of Oklahoma were the only teams in that top-25 to do background checks on their players.

TCU administrators promised the team would not receive special treatment.

All students arrested Wednesday have been separated from the university and banned from campus. For players, that means they lose their scholarships and are no longer on the team.

E-mail cnorton@wfaa.com

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