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Two TCU Football Players Arrested on Robbery Charges – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Two TCU football players were arrested Monday afternoon on felony robbery charges, police said.

Senior defensive end Mike Tuaua, 22, of Rohnert Park, California, and redshirt freshman wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson, 19, of San Diego, were booked into jail on charges they assaulted and robbed three male students at about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.

Arrest Warrants: Mike TuauaAndre Pettis-Wilson

The students told police they were beaten outside a party on Lowden Street and the attackers stole a case of Keystone Light beer.

In a campus crime alert issued after the theft, TCU police said three people had shown up uninvited at the party, got kicked out and then attacked three TCU students and stole a case of beer.

Medics treated one of the students at the scene and transported another to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, said MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

The attackers were described as muscular, at least 6 feet tall and between 18-years-old and 21-years-old. One of the three had long bushy hair, police said. Tuaua is known for his unruly hair.

TCU head football coach Gary Patterson hinted at off-the-field trouble at a news conference last week.

“You’ve got to all be in,” Patterson said. “I wish I could be more positive, but I think it’s better to be the way it is. If we’re not acting right on and off the field, then I’ve got a problem. Right now I’m not real happy with the buy-in.”

On Monday evening, TCU officials released the following statement: 

It is disappointing to learn about these students’ alleged behavior, which fails to live up to the expectations of our community. Texas Christian University expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law. 

The students who are under investigation will also face a charge of violating the University Code of Student Conduct, the results of which are independent and separate from any legal charges they may face.

Arrests of football players are nothing new at TCU in recent years.

  • In April 2014, wide receiver Brandon Carter was arrested for possession of marijuana after officers said they found less than two ounces of it in a Lexus he was driving. The charge was later dismissed, court records show.
  • In February 2014, wide receiver LaDarius Brown was dismissed from the team after he also was arrested for possessing marijuana. Brown was fined $651 and sentenced to six months of probation, court records show.
  • In February 2012, four players were among 18 students arrested in an undercover drug sting. The players were kicked off the team. The case resulted in minor fines or probation.
  • TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall was arrested in October 2012 for driving while intoxicated. He was suspended from the team and entered an in-patient treatment facility. He later returned to the team. He was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $1,240, court records show.

Mike Tuaua Arrest Warrant Affidavit

Andre Pettis-Wilson Arrest Warrant Affidavit

NBC 5’s Ben Russell contributed to this report.

Editor’s Note: It was originally reported that a different TCU player other than the two above had been arrested in connection with the robbery. We regret the error.

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