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Daniel Cobb kicked off Texas Tech football team following burglary charge

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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 10:54 am, Fri Aug 30, 2013.

Former Ellison standout Daniel Cobb was arrested Sunday afternoon in Lubbock after he reportedly broke into an apartment and assaulted the tenant, according to police records.

Cobb, who was the third-leading tackler on the Texas Tech football team last season and was fighting for playing time as a redshirt junior, was dismissed from the team after he was charged with burglary of a habitation and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to the police report filed by responding Lubbock police officer Brady Cross, Cobb forcibly entered the Lubbock apartment damaging the door frame valued at $200 before assaulting the tenant once inside.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that Cobb was still being held on $5,000 bond as of Monday afternoon.

The paper also said Cobb, who started seven games for the Red Raiders last season and finished third on the team with 70 tackles, wasn’t in the two-deep roster at the end of spring practice.

Texas Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Cobb was kicked off the team for “a violation of team rules.”

Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville told the Avalanche-Journal that he will let the legal process play out before determining whether Cobb would have a chance to rejoin the team.

“We’ll let it all play out, as we do everything else,” Tuberville told the paper. “I don’t know enough about the specifics, but whatever happened, we’ll let the courts decide that.”

Cobb graduated from Ellison in 2009 after finishing second in District 12-5A with 1,276 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. The four-year letterman also led the Eagles’ defense, averaging six tackles per game in 2008 with two interceptions and 10 tackles for loss.

Cobb, 21, is the middle brother of Caesar and David Cobb, the latter of whom is competing to be the starting running back at the University of Minnesota as a sophomore.

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