Three TCU starters swept up in drug arrests

Police released the names of four TCU football players among 17 TCU students arrested in a recent police drug sting.

The football players arrested are: junior linebacker Tanner Brock, junior safety Devin Johnson, junior defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey and sophomore offensive tackle Tyler Horn.

Brock entered the 2011 season as a starter and one of the team's best defenders, but he hurt his ankle in September and missed the rest of the season.

In 2010, he led the team in tackles with 106 and was named an All-Mountain West performer. TCU hoped he'd be able to slide into the leadership role vacated by linebacker Tank Carder.

To state the rather obvious: Don't count on seeing these guys play in 2012. No official word on their status has come down from TCU. From Richard Durrett's report:

Three of the students were arrested on campus; 14 were arrested off-campus. Boschini said the school has never experienced a mass arrest such as this.

"I'm extremely concerned," TCU chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. said. "If one kid is involved, it's one kid too many."

The investigation began about six months ago, and the Fort Worth Police Department worked with the TCU campus police. TCU police chief Steve McGee said the students arrested Wednesday were caught in an undercover operation selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription drugs.

McGee says the six-month investigation was prompted by complaints from students and parents, among others.

Johnson started for the Horned Frogs this season and made 47 tackles. Yendrey made 39 tackles and earned an All-Mountain West honorable mention nod in 2011.

Brock earned All-America status after the 2010 season.

Horn was a reserve lineman.