Texas Tech wide receiver Darrin Scott Moore has been indefinitely suspended from the football program following his arrest for driving while intoxicated in April, Associate Athletics Director for Communications Blayne Beal said Tuesday.
Beal was firm during a phone conversation with The Avalanche-Journal and said Moore’s actions are not condoned by the university and he “made a poor choice.”
Moore was arrested April 13 on the 2300 block of Buddy Holly Avenue around 1:45 a.m. by Lubbock police Officer Charley Brewer, according to the crime report.
Brewer observed Moore was driving a 1996 Mercury while intoxicated and arrested him, then took him to the Lubbock City Jail, the officer’s report stated.
Moore remained in jail until 11 a.m., when he posted his $1,000 bond and was released. According to his booking sheet, he is being legally represented by Jill Stangl, managing director of Student Legal Services for Tech. Repeated calls from The A-J to Stangl’s office were not returned.
Moore’s DWI case is listed as open on the Lubbock County court records website. If convicted, he could face up to $2,000 in fines, jail time of three to 180 days, possible probation for one year, a suspended driver’s license and he could be ordered to attend driver’s education classes.
No matter what the legal outcome of Moore’s case, his reinstatement to Tech’s active football roster is not guaranteed, Beal said.
“He violated team policy and coach Tommy Tuberville will make sure he faces all the consequences necessary,” Beal said.
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