Texas Tech starting running back SaRodorick Thompson arrested Monday

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LUBBOCK, Texas — SaRodorick Thompson, Texas Tech University’s starting running back, was arrested Monday on a charge of Racing on a Highway.

Thompson was booked in the Lubbock County Detention Center at 1:45 p.m. Monday. His bond was set at $2,500.

Texas Tech released a statement regarding Thompson’s arrest Monday afternoon, which said that he is expected to play in the Red Raiders’ game against Texas Saturday. Read it below:

“SaRodorick Thompson was notified late last week that there had been a misdemeanor warrant issued in his name. Thompson and his lawyer are currently cooperating with the Lubbock Police Department and have done so since the incident in late June. Texas Tech Athletics will handle the matter consistent with its student-athlete discipline policy and any discipline will be handled internally. Thompson is expected to play in Saturday’s Big 12 opener versus Texas.”

A warrant was issued for Thompson’s arrest on September 10 for street racing. In June, another Texas Tech football player, Caden Leggett was arrested for street racing.

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Thompson is in his third season for Texas Tech out of Ranchview High School in Irving, Texas.

He redshirted his first year in 2018 and rushed for 765 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman in 2019. In Texas Tech’s 2020 opener against Houston Baptist, Thompson started the game and rushed for 118 yards.

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