Texas Tech Linebacker, Daniel Cobb, Arrested And Charged With Felony Burglary
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has dismissed linebacker Daniel Cobb from the team after he was arrested and charged with felony burglary.
Red Raiders spokesman Blayne Beal said Tuesday that Cobb was dismissed for violating unspecified team rules.
Online records show the junior from Killeen Ellison was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary of a habitation. Conviction of the second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Information was unavailable on whether Cobb had an attorney. He was released early Tuesday after posting bond of $5,000.
According to a Lubbock police report, an officer responding to the Sunday burglary call found evidence of forced entry into an apartment and Cobb assaulting the occupant.
Cobb started seven games last season and made 70 tackles, third best on the team.
Kevin Lonnquist’s take: This must seem like par for the course with the Red Raiders when it comes to their defense. They just can’t find any stability. However, linebacker is an area of strength. It’s been noted that there were several linebackers in front of Cobb. But it doesn’t help when you lose someone who has Big 12 experience and started more than half of the season. Plus, the Red Raiders already kicked Cqulin Hubert off the team in the spring. The Red Raiders better hope that signed the two JUCO linebackers signed last December can help immediately. Will Smith should be a factor this fall.