Texas Tech Football Player Booked Over the Weekend
True freshman wide receiver Myller Royals spent an evening in jail over the weekend after a traffic stop led to his arrest.
Royals was taken in for having an invalid license and possession of a prohibited weapon. Those charges are Class A and Class B misdemeanors (respectively). Royals bonded out on Saturday.
Royals hasn't seen time this year on the field and was already going to red shirt this season, and that's completely unrelated to this story.
Matt Dowdy, Texas Tech Athletics Communications Associate Director, confirmed to Don Williams that Royals was, "still on the team," and that the punishment is being handled "internally, between him and Coach Kingsbury."
The arrest happened after a traffic stop around 4 p.m. last Friday (September 21st), when the police officer then, I assume, searched the vehicle and found the prohibited weapon, brass knuckles.
Wait, you go to jail for brass knuckles?
After minimum research, in Texas, according to Chapter 46 §46.05 of the Texas Penal Code, it is a felony offense of the third degree to knowingly intentionally possess manufacture, transport or repair knuckles. In this case, thankfully, the felony was downgraded to a misdemeanor.
Who knew that these finger rings were a jailable offense? I did not.
In fact, I'm going to have to take my knuckledusters out of the center console (allegedly) in my truck. The paperweight I may, or may not, have isn't special or anything. Maybe Mr. Royals' set of punching jewelry had some spikes on the end?
I'm just glad that Royals will be able to put this behind him and hopefully leave his punch enhancers back at the house next time he's out driving around.
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