Two TCU Players Arrested

TCU defensive end Mike Tuaua has been arrested on a felony robbery charge.

TCU defensive end Mike Tuaua was arrested on felony robbery charges Monday afternoon, according Scott Gordon of NBC 5.

The senior allegedly assaulted and robbed three male students at an off-campus party on Sept. 4. He has also been accused of stealing a case of beer from the victims after he and two others were kicked out the party. Police say they are looking for another player who they believe was involved in the incident.

One of the victims had to be taken to the hospital once medics arrived to the scene, the other two were treated for minor injuries at the location of the incident.

The arrest comes after TCU police sent a campus crime alert to students the day after the incident occurred. It describes the attackers as three muscular men between 18-21 years old and over 6 feet tall. One was described as having long bushy hair, which is one of Tuaua's most recognizable traits.

In July of 2014, former TCU defensive end Devonté Fields was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was separated from the team before the arrest was even made.

If Tuaua ends up facing the same fate as Fields, TCU will be without both of its starting defensive ends for the rest of the season, since James MacFarland is considering taking a medical redshirt after breaking his toe. During the Frogs' game against SMU on Saturday, defensive end Terrell Lathan had to leave the game with an injury and did not return.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson and the University have yet to comment on the situation, but there the head coach will speak to reporters on Tuesday at his weekly media luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

Update-6:14 p.m.: TCU freshman wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson has also been arrested by police on felony robbery charges, according to the Dallas Morning News.


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