Derrick Tucker just garnered the headline that no SEC coach wants to see from his players in the offseason: Arrested.
But it doesn’t stop there. There were tacos involved, folks.
According to a report from The Battalion’s Brian Bass, Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from a March altercation with an unnamed male that was rooted in a dispute over tacos.
From Bass, who obtained a copy of the police report:
“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.”
Brazos County (Texas) jail records indicated that the charge against Tucker was assault that causes bodily injury. He was booked on Thursday and released later the same day after $5,000 bond was posted.
The jail records do not indicate a future court date for the charge. The records did include this mug shot of Tucker following the booking:
Texas A&M has not commented on the arrest as of Saturday morning.
The possibility of internal discipline from Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher ahead of Texas A&M’s season-opener against Texas State at Kyle Field on Thursday, Aug. 29 lingers.
The junior has played in 21 games, including 15 starts, during his first two seasons in College Station. He has 82 career tackles to go with one interception, one tackle-for-loss, one forced fumble and six pass deflections.
Tucker was named the SEC defensive player of the week for his work against Ole Miss in 2017. He logged 14 tackles, picked off a pass and forced a fumble to lead the Aggies to a 31-24 win against the Rebels.
Here are some highlights from Tucker’s freshman season at Texas A&M in 2017: