Ex-Texas Tech trio accused of burglary get community service

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 1:20 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped burglary charges against three former Texas Tech football players in exchange for the players' agreeing to perform community service and meet other requirements.

Under terms of the agreement, a felony charge of burglary of a habitation against each of the ex-players was dismissed and they will enter a pre-trial diversion program that includes a number of provisions, including mandatory drug testing.

Dakota Devon Allen, Robert James Castaneda and Trace Keaton Ellison were kicked off the team in May for "failure to uphold student-athlete expectations." A grand jury indicted them in June.

The arrest warrant alleged that they broke into a home last winter and stole a gun safe containing seven weapons.

The Lubbock County district attorney's office didn't immediately comment on the agreement.