FORTWORTH - More than eight months after testing positive for marijuana, Texas Christian University quarterback Casey Pachall was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to police.
Coach Gary Patterson announced that Pachall was suspended Thursday morning, hours after police said the quarterback was pulled over for running a stop sign near TCU's Fort Worth campus.
Casey Pachall has been suspended indefinitely from competition, read a statement released by Patterson. My job as a head coach is towin games, educate our kids and help them with their lives.
Pachall was pulled over after allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign and then running over a curb in the 3100 block of South University Drive near the TCU campus in Fort Worth. In a police report, the officer stated that Pachall drove his Dodge directly in front of his cruiser after sailing through the intersection.
The report stated that the officer pulled over Pachall in the 3200 block of South University, where he failed a breathalyzer test and was arrested. He was then transferred to the Mansfield Jail.
Speaking to News 8's David Schechter, Pachall's father Stan said he learned of his son's arrest from media reports.
You don't expect things like to happen, it's just unfortunate, he said. We're gonna get through this. It's a wake up call for him; it's been more than a wake up call it's a wake up call for all of us.
Back in August, Pachall issued an apology after testing positive for marijuana on February 1. In February, no action was taken by the school and it was only revealed after TCU360, the university's newspaper, reported on the incident based on a police report.
It's a day-to-day process for me trying to be a better person and trying to be a better role model and leader for this team and this community and this university, the August statement read.
The quarterback also admitted to using cocaine and ecstasy in the past.
Pachall was released from the Mansfield City Jail on a $1,000 bond.
His problem is he's a starting quarterback, and that's why we're in the position we're in right now, Stan Pachall said. Regular student at TCU? You guys wouldn't be talking to me right now. But he's got a lot of responsibility riding on his shoulders, so he needs to be responsible for himself. Now we're gonna start that journey and see where it leads.