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Four Texas Tech football players—quarterback Jett Duffey, cornerback Desmon Smith, safety Christian Taylor and wideout Quan Shorts—were arrested Sunday morning, according to Jarrett Johnson of 247Sports.com (h/t Scott Bell of the Dallas Morning News):
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4 football players, including QB Jett Duffey, starting CB Des Smith and starting WR Quan Shorts arrested on one of the biggest days in #TexasTech sports history. SMH. This program. https://t.co/0K3aPz5co7
Duffey and Taylor were charged with criminal mischief.
The criminal mischief accounts are a misdemeanor. According to LubbockOnline.com, Smith and Shorts were “charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct,” and bond was set at $750 for each player.
Duffey has been trying to win Texas Tech’s starting quarterback gig and has been in a competition with McLane Carter this spring.
His time in Lubbock has been rocky, however, according to Bell:
“After redshirting his first season in Lubbock, Duffey was suspended by Texas Tech for the spring and summer of 2017 after a Title IX hearing panel sided with a woman who alleged that Duffey had sex with when she was too incapacitated to consent. A grand jury ultimately decided there was not enough cause to criminally prosecute the case.”
Smith has appeared in 19 games for the Red Raiders the past two seasons, accumulating an interception and 46 tackles. Taylor has played in 18 games for Texas Tech, posting five tackles. And Shorts has also played in 18 games, registering 14 catches for 233 yards and three scores. He’s also rushed two times for 19 yards.