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BREAKING: Texas Tech running back Da’Leon Ward arrested in Lubbock

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What effect will this have on the team and his career?

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Fresh off back to back scrimmages with a touchdown, Da’Leon Ward had seemed to fall back into the coaches’ good graces. That is until he was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Ward has been fighting to earn back the starting running back position all off-season. He and last year’s rushing leader, Tre King, had received most of the first team reps and it had seemed as though Ward would get a large amount of carries this season.

After a 2016 freshman campaign that saw him lead the team in rushing, Ward suffered a leg injuries and reportedly had grade and personal issues that caused him to redshirt in 2017. Fully healthy and eligible, Ward seemed to be re-energized and ready to help the Red Raiders in 2018, however this arrest likely puts a stop to his comeback story. Soon we will receive more information, however right now, Kingsbury and staff have new questions they will need to answer.

UPDATE:

All charges against Da’Leon Ward have been dropped.