Texas A&M Football: Derrick Tucker charged with assault

Derrick Tucker, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Derrick Tucker, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Starting defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested on assault charges on Thursday, stemming from an incident in March. Here’s what we know about the arrest.

Some surprising news was released on Friday, as it was announced that junior defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrest on Thursday on charges of assault stemming to an incident on March 24th.

Brian Bass of The Batt broke the news, saying in an article that “According to the police report, Tucker and another individual got into a physical altercation following an argument over tacos. After the initial altercation that left the other man with bruises and scrapes on his legs and hands, Tucker allegedly returned to the scene where he hit the man in the back of the head”.

Tucker posted $5000 bond on Thursday and was released Thursday night from Brazos County Jail.

Tucker was a key contributor in the Aggies’ secondary last season, winning the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Week for his game against Ole Miss last season.

There is no word right now as to what the effect of this arrest on Tucker’s status on the Aggies roster, but this is certainly an embarrassing and troubling development.

Tucker, entering his junior season, was (and still is) expected to play a huge role for Texas A&M on defense in the coming season, emerging as one of the best defensive players on the entire roster last season.

Regardless of what his punishment will be, this arrest will effect Tucker for the rest of his college career and the beginning of his professional career. Scouts, evaluators, and teams will look at this arrest as a major lapse in judgment, which will put Tucker’s future draft stock in question regardless of his performance.

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As more details become available, we will continue to cover this story closely. What was a silent summer for Jimbo Fisher’s squad in College Station is no longer, as the Derrick Tucker arrest will cast a shadow over the program for the coming weeks.