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Ex-Texas Tech players smacked with community service


The Baylor Bears aren’t the only team that had their share of troubles this offseason as Texas Tech had to dismiss three players following the 2015 season. The three players were all arrested and charged with burglary, but when they got their punishment on Tuesday, they almost got off scot-free.

Dakota Allen, James Castenada and Trace Ellison were kicked off the Red Raiders team in May for “failure to uphold student-athlete expectations.”

They were later arrested on burglary charges and on Tuesday they were all given community service hours.

The three players will all enter a pretrial diversion program that includes a number of provisions, including mandatory drug testing. They hope they can continue their football careers once this matter is solved.

For Allen, his dismissal was the biggest for Texas Tech as he was the team’s second-leading tackler with 87. He will continue his career at the JUCO level as he will head to East Mississippi Community College, subject of the Netflix docu-series “Last Chance U”, for the 2016 season.

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