The Texas Tech football program has announced the suspension of four players. On Tuesday, Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury told the media that the four players who were arrested over the weekend following an incident outside of a Lubbock nightclub have been suspended from the program indefinitely.
The four players arrested were quarterback Jett Duffey, wide receiver Quan Shorts, defensive back Desmond Smith and linebacker Christian Taylor. Duffey and Taylor were charged with criminal mischief, while Shorts and Smith were hit with a count of disorderly conduct.
Will McKay of Rivals.com’s Red Raider Sports shared the news on social media.
#TexasTech head coach Kliff Kingsbury says this morning that QB Jett Duffey, WR Quan Shorts, DB Des Smith, and LB Christian Taylor are suspended indefinitely, will be punished internally. Kingsbury waiting on legal recourse to act further.
— Will McKay (@Will_R_McKay) March 27, 2018
The most significant player involved in the Lubbock incident was Duffey, who is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job with McLane Carter.
Smith was the starting quarterback for Texas Tech in 2017, compiling 46 tackles and a pick, while Taylor played primarily on special teams and picked up five tackles while appearing in every game. Shorts has hauled in 14 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns throughout his Red Raiders career.