TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is being given a second chance after his well-documented DWI arrest led to his suspension from the team last October. There are conditions, however, in his quest to resume his once-promising football career.
Perhaps the most unique one is in regard to the Horned Frogs’ five road games in 2013. As part of the 12 months’ probation Pachall received following his arrest, he will need permission from a probation officer whenever he leaves Tarrant (TX) County — which TCU’s football team will do for games at Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kansas State.
“Casey Pachall has worked hard to follow all the guidelines set forth by the University for his return to TCU,” Horned Frogs AD Chris Del Conte wrote Friday in an e-mailed statement. “We’re excited to have him back as part of our campus community.”
Although we assume Pachall will be able to travel with the team, it’s crazy to think the fortunes of TCU in its second season in Big 12 play rest in large part on the shoulders of a probation officer.