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Texas Tech RB SaRodorick Thompson expected to play against Texas despite arrest

On Sept. 10, a warrant was issued for Thompson’s arrest for street racing.

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are expected to have the team’s top running back available against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday in Lubbock despite a Monday arrest.

Redshirt sophomore SaRodorick Thompson was booked 11 days after a warrant was issued for his arrest for street racing. His bond was set at $2,500.

SaRodorick Thompson was notified late last week that there had been a misdemeanor warrant issued in his name,” the school said in a statement. “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.”

The 6’0.5, 192-pounder is a Carrollton Ranchview product who started seven games last season for the Red Raiders and led the team in rushing with 160 carries for 765 yards and 12 touchdowns. Thompson’s best game came against Baylor last October when he had 28 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

In the final game of 2019, Thompson was solid against Texas, rushing 16 times for 86 yards and a touchdown in the blowout loss to the Longhorns.

Thompson got off to a strong start against Houston Baptist this season in the narrow victory, scoring two touchdowns on the ground while totaling 118 rushing yards on 22 carries.