TCU head coach Gary Patterson announced after Wednesday's practice that defensive end Mike Tuaua and wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson are now back with the team after serving a three week suspension.
The two players were arrested last week on felony robbery charges after allegedly assaulting three fellow students at an off-campus party and stealing a case of beer.
Patterson said the university's judicial process concluded yesterday and both players have been cleared by the university. He did not comment on their standing with law enforcement.
"They've gone through out the judicial process, and Mike and Andre are back. They practiced today," Patterson said.
"As an ambassador of the university, I'm sad but, I'm sad because of, you know, for all parties – not just my guys – that the incident happened. They've had a three game suspension and for both my student-athletes and the other students – I'm saddened that the whole situation went down – hopefully my guys learn from it."
Patterson did not say whether Tuaua or Petties-Wilson will play on Saturday. But the head coach did note that Tuaua will not take a medical redshirt as some TCU fans on social media were speculating after he said that his senior defensive end played the Minnesota game with a torn ankle ligament.
Getting both Tuaua and Petties-Wilson back, if they do play this season, will be a big boost to their respective positions, which have lost several players to injury. Patterson said defensive end Terrell Lathan will not play against Texas on Saturday. Wide receivers Kolby Listenbee and Emanuel Porter have not practiced this week, Patterson said.