QB Casey Pachall leaving TCU

Suspended TCU quarterback Casey Pachall (PAW’-hall) is leaving

school for the rest of the semester and enrolling at an inpatient

rehabilitation facility.

Coach Gary Patterson made the announcement Tuesday, five days

after the junior starter was arrested on suspicion of drunken

driving near campus. That came eight months after Pachall admitted

to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a team-administered

drug test.

Patterson said most of the inpatient programs like the one

Pachall will enter are 30 to 60 days. The coach said that keeps the

door open for Pachall re-enrolling at TCU next spring.

Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin threw for 270 yards and had

three interceptions Saturday as Iowa State beat TCU 37-23. The

Horned Frogs (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) will face Baylor (3-1, 0-1) on

Saturday.