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Texas Tech offensive lineman Gallington arrested after bar fight

Deveric Gallington charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct

Posted: October 16, 2012 - 7:58pm  |  Updated: October 17, 2012 - 12:28am
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Texas Tech offensive lineman Deveric Gallington was arrested on misdemeanor public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges and faces more than $500 in fines stemming from a fight early Sunday morning at a bar near the Tech campus.

Gallington, a 22-year-old senior, was among three men charged with misdemeanors after what Lubbock police Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said was a large fight involving several people about 1 a.m. Sunday near Mesquites Sports Grill and Bar in the 2400 block of Broadway.

Stewart said it was unclear what started the fight or how the people involved knew each other.

Responding officers broke up the fight, arresting Gallington as well as 22-year-old Samuel Thomas Haas and 34-year-old Raphael Ontomwa Omwebu on the same charges as Gallington.

Haas also was charged with resisting arrest. Omwebu was charged with interfering with police duties after, Stewart said, he interfered with officers as they broke up the fight.

There were no reports of injuries stemming from the fight.

Stewart said police did not perform a breath test or draw blood from Gallington.

“Officers found him to be intoxicated based on their observation,” he said.

Blayne Beal, Tech associate athletics director for communications, said there was no change to Gallington’s status on the team this week, adding he is scheduled to play in Saturday’s game against Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Gallington was released from the city jail on bail Sunday, Stewart said. His bail was $50 — $25 for each citation — which is standard procedure for Class C misdemeanor charges, said Aimee Tayag, deputy administrator in the Lubbock Municipal Court.

Tayag said Gallington’s case still is pending, as he has until Oct. 29 to pay a $309 fine for the public intoxication charge and a $259 fine for fighting or challenge the charges.

Omwebu and Haas were transported to the Lubbock County Criminal Detention Center because of their higher-level misdemeanor charges. Both were released by early Monday, with Omwebu’s bail set at $850 and Haas’ at $1,100, according to the detention center.

Bailey Bishop, a bartender at Mesquite’s, said she did not work Sunday morning and was unaware of a fight at or near the bar.

“I haven’t heard anything about it,” she said.

A manager for the bar was unavailable to comment Tuesday, Bishop said.

(A-J reporter Don Williams contributed to this story.)

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steroids

steroids gets you all aggressive.

- & not just on saturday afternoon. (just ask oj simpson et al)

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come on man!!

Will these young men ever get it? Just stay out of trouble.

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After a big win

That was my biggest worry after that great win. I know I was in the mood to party so I figured some of the players would also. Hoped they would keep it smart. I guarantee you that the coaches plead with them to keep it under control, but there always seems to be one....

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It was probably

Some older poster from this board that wanted to share his philosophy about how good the football program was before the current team that got his butt whipped.

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Rob S.

You're right -- the offense here is a Class C misdemeanor -- the exact same class which includes speeding tickets.

Would you want/expect the same treatment to be given for a fine-only offense such as a Class C misdemeanor to be given the same treatment as a felony offense? I understand your point about an arrest was made here and charges were not formally filed in the Cobb situation, but there is a massive disparity between the serious nature of the two incidents.

I certainly would hope that the Bar wouldn't treat you getting speeding ticket on your way to lunch today the same as an investigation into any felony you may have committed.

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It's all part of our downtown

It's all part of our downtown revitalization program!

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Robs

It's amazing how you (and others) will judge a man when the only facts you know about the situation is via the brief news story above. You sir are a hypocrite as well and have no credibility.

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Rob S.

Obvious he is a Leacher.

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There always one...and @ Rob S

Well, when I was in basic training the Drill SGTs would also say, "There's always one" meaning no matter how much they try to keep everyone in line there is always one who does something dumb and messed it up for the whole platoon. I think that may be the case here. We have to see when all the facts are in, but alot of the time...there's always one. And I agree Eric Q I think to equate the two is like comparing apples to oranges. Rob is just looking for something to criticize. His argument is moot.

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Frekoid

Believe it or not, people can have opinions about situations related to Tech and Red Raider athletics without everything boiling down to what happened three years ago between a head football coach and a chancellor.

As much as I like to get him riled up here, Rob S. is a close friend of mine and I can tell you that he doesn't give two cents for the Leach v. Hance thing that some people still can't let go of. He just sees a situation that doesn't add up in his book and feels that they aren't handling the disciplinary situations within the program consistently, fairly, and correctly. I happen to disagree with him, but please don't try to paint everything into corners based on a three-year-old argument.

I don't believe in "Hancers" and "Leachers." I believe in Red Raiders.

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connect the dots

It's time for Lubbock's favorite game show...Connect the Invisible Dots" Let's see how the story of a football player being arrested on Broadway and University connects to the downtown project. It takes an awful big leap as usual. I guess hdbg62 is one of those "if I don;t use it, we don't need it" folks. He/she doesn't use downtown so we don't need downtown. Stick to the story/issue at hand...

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THIS IS YOUR FAULT LUBBOCK!!!!

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SELL WHISKEY IS THE STREETS!!!!!! COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO COME FOR AN EDUCATION ARE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY THE WHISKEY PEDDLERS AND THE BAR MAIDS. THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IF LUBBOCK HAD HELD ON TO HER MORALS AND KEPT WHISKEY OUT OF TOWN!!!!

MORE AND MORE OF THIS WILL HAPPEN. TEXAS TECH KIDS COME HERE FOR A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION. INSTEAD THEY LEAVE WITH BROKEN DREAMS AND HOBBLED SELF ESTEEM.

IT IS NOT TO LATE, WE CAN LET THE CITY OFFICIALS KNOW THAT WE ARE TIRED OF THE DEMON WHISKEY ON OUR STREETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LBK

Obvious he is another Leacher like Rob S.

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Don't Worry

The powers to be will get this fixed with the DA just like they do with others cases involving football players at TTU.

LBK,

Demon whiskey in our streets are you kidding me! You are the type person who is so naive to believe if the liquor stores stayed on the strip then there is no demon whiskey on the streets of Lubbock. Take advantage of the students. I believe it is a decision and a choice they make no one is pouring it down their throats. The victim mentality of todays society that it is someone else's fault.

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LBK

Really? Are you trolling for excitement or just obtuse? Prohibition ended in the 1930's and bars have been around ever since, even in Lubbock. Bars and alcohol were available during Prohibition as well, by the way, just not legally. This man is 22 and capable of making his own decisions, good or bad. Some people love to do things for the simple reason that they are not socially acceptable (or because their parents said not to). You can't change such a mentality; it's been part of our DNA since the beginning of time (Remember that tree Adam and Eve were told to leave alone?) Get over it!

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Frekoid

Sounds like a Hancer IMO.

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LBK

good play on "The Music Man". I guess many readers aren't very literate and don't recognise satire. I still think pool is to blame.

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Airstation right

Tech athletes who get into trouble with the law always get preferential treatment from our Lubbock DA and of course the PTB at Tech. It is obvious. Has happened for many years.

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EVE WAS TEMPETED BY SATAN

SATAN TEMPED EVE TO GO AGAINST GOD AND HER HUSBAND!!!!! ONCE SHE TURNED HER BACK ON GOD, BAD THINGS HAPPENED. LUBBOCK TURNED ITS BACK ON GOD BY ALLOWING WHISKEY TO BE SOLD. NOW WE ARE SEEING THE RESULTS OF GODS PUNISHMENT!!!

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@Rob S

Can I get a TL:DR on your last post?

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@Lbk

You sound like a guy I could have a beer with.

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College Sports

Universities can be known for their sports or for their research. If a school chooses the former they often wind up with less than stellar achievers that have immoral or unethical behaviors. If colleges chose the later they often struggling with poor performing teams. TTU seems to be leaning in the sports direction far too much these last few years, an idea only reinforced by the monstrosity they call a stadium now. Too many athletes are trading sports uniforms for jail wear. The formerly high standards of TTU seem to have been traded for a market share. Pity. It's hard to find balance, but TTU needs to try harder.

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Rob S

QED: Does anyone here remember the man that was arrested on the charge of murdering a police officer, was held in jail for months, and then won MILLIONS of dollars from the city of Lubbock because, as it turns out, they had arrested him and kept him behind bars knowing all along that he was innocent?

nope - don't remeber that - because that is no where near what happened.

http://lubbockonline.com/stories/123001/loc_1230010059.shtml

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game status

I can almost guarantee you he wont play saturday. Tubs is pretty strict with bad conduct so he'll make it known soon.

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Runninsked

it was decided yesterday that he would play - also says it above - so unless it changes - he's gonna play

Don Williams ‏ @ AJ_DonWilliams # TexasTech C Deveric Gallington will play Saturday at TCU. Was arrested over weekend for public intoxication/disorderly conduct.

https://twitter.com/AJ_DonWilliams

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@Tech-Ex

Own any Batman costumes?

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@Frek, I think I had beers

@Frek, I think I had beers with you at Fat Dawgs, maybe not. I think you were looking for batman costumes back in those days as well.

@LBK..I'm beginning to think you were a proprietor of one of the liquor dens on the strip and are just mad about having to shut the shop due to the new laws in Lubbock.

Oh, how I long for the good old days when Tech football was magical under Carlen, because athletes never got in trouble in those days. Alcohol was unavailable to them, despite a drinking age of 18 and the monstrosity known as Jones stadium didn't have any visual impact on the West Texas skyline.

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Shocking

A 22 year old has too much to drink, gets into a shoving match and goes to jail. Disgraceful. Most people have perfect judgement at that age.

If you didn't do at least a few things that could have gotten you arrested when you were that age, I don't know if I'd trust you very much.

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Deveric, seems like an nice mannered young man....

What's the Charge? What's the Proof ? No Evidence? No Case !

On Public Intoxication the Penal Code states that the person has to be " Intoxicated to the ' DEGREE ' that he is a danger to himself or others....." I don't know about the fight....but if I was Deveric, I would challenge the charges , since the Officers didn't take no Breath Test or Blood Test .

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Funny

Freakoid comes on here and drops the "leacher" label on someone and someone thinks hes a hancer? What was your first clue? Then in comes wscott and the whole heehaw hance crew. Must've been sent by a message from a super secret hancer facebook page, eh wscott? Who in their right mind throws down with Gallington? Let him pay his fine, run him till he vomits, let him play.

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