Report: TCU Starting QB Admitted to Drug Use

Student newspaper obtained previously unreleased police report

TCU's starting quarterback Casey Pachall admitted to police that he had used illegal drugs -- including marijuana and cocaine -- and had failed a drug test, according to a police report obtained by the university's student newspaper.

The athlete's admission came the same day last spring that officers swept through campus and rounded up drug suspects, the Daily Skiff said.

Pachall was questioned but not arrested in the raid.

His roommate, Tanner Brock, was arrested on a charge of selling marijuana. Brock has since pleaded guilty and received probation.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson confirmed the report in a statement:

"We were aware of Casey testing positive on Feb. 1. I have always taken a very strong stand on student-athlete health and welfare. We have policies and educational programs in place to help guide our student-athletes. We are committed to helping them make healthy choices and have moved forward. We have had 25 drug tests in the last 18 months, including one by the NCAA at the Rose Bowl. We've had six drug tests since February."

According to the report, which the Skiff posted online, Pachall said he had smoked marijuana as recently as a week before the Feb. 15 raid and had smoked with Tanner at least once in the past.

"Casey stated that he has used cocaine and Ecstasy in the past," the report said. "Both were just a one-time thing and (he) hasn't done either since."

In a statement late Friday, TCU did not address any specifics but said: "We try our best to educate our students about making wise choices, and that is why we have policies and educational programs in place to help guide them."

The statement also said, "Students are subject to disciplinary action if they violate any part of our code of student conduct."

The police report surfaced just two days before TCU's football team is scheduled to report to campus on Sunday.

Several athletes charged in the bust have received probation and no longer attend TCU.

More: Read the Daily Skiff's article and the police report

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