Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Official: Texas Tech player stole electronic equipment
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Two former Texas Tech football players and
a current team member accused of stealing electronic equipment have
been indicted on felony burglary charges, a county official said
Jerred Rashad Hunt, Dimitri Lott, and Julius M. Howard, all
19-year-old freshmen, were indicted Tuesday on one count each of
second-degree felony burglary of a habitation, Lubbock County
deputy district attorney Trey Hill said.
Howard, a redshirt linebacker, is still on the team, but Texas
Tech coach Mike Leach dismissed the other two after the October
arrests. Lott was an offensive lineman, and Hunt, a defensive end,
was academically ineligible at the time of his arrest.
Leach said Tuesday that he believes Howard is innocent, based on
the facts he has gathered.
"Unless that proves to be incorrect, our position is the
same," he said. "He's on the team in good standing."
Police arrested the men on suspicion of burglary during an Oct.
27 traffic stop. In the car, police found a laptop and other
electronic equipment, items reported missing by the homeowner,