Yesterday I said I had a feeling that the arrest of WVU’s Russell Haughton-James wouldn’t be the last of the off-season, and not even 24 hours later, we have another arrest. This time the offender is Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis.
Davis was arrested for marijuana possession after being pulled over for a traffic stop on Monday. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, LPD Lt. Ray Mendoza said that officers allegedly found less than two ounces of marijuana.
There’s no word yet on how the incident could affect Davis’ playing career for the Red Raiders, but the school is aware of the situation.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Reginald Davis,” Tech athletics spokesman Matt Dowdy said. “We are still in the process of gathering information about it.”
The alleged offense seems relatively minor in today’s day and age with parts of the country legalizing pot, but two players have dismissed from the team already for similar, albeit more serious, offenses. Former safety Josh Keys was dismissed after failing two drug tests last semester, and walk on linebacker Grant Bouma was sent packing after being arrested on suspicion of while intoxicated.
Davis brings experience to the receiving corps. He’s played in 25 games with 44 catches for 518 years, and enters 2015 a redshirt junior. Up until the arrest, Davis was having a great spring. The coaches spoke highly of him during workouts.
“The one [of the receivers] that’s really stood out so far is Reggie Davis,” Kingsbury told the media “He needs to step up. He’ll be a redshirt junior, and it’s time to be what he can be.”
“[Red Raiders outside wide receivers] Coach [Darrin] Chiaverini’s done a good job of really motivating him, so we’ve just got to keep him coming.”
As Staking The Plains points out, we don’t yet know all the facts, but hopefully Davis can put this behind him and learn from his mistakes.