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Photo by Ishika Samant
Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) looks to pass the ball during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at Reed Arena.(Ishka Samant/The Battalion)

Texas A&M men’s basketball graduate guard Tyrece “Boots” Radford was arrested on Friday, Feb. 2 by College Station Police for a traffic incident that took place in December of 2023. He was charged with evading arrest.

According to police reports, Radford, 24, was seen by a Northgate bicycle officer on Dec. 3, 2023, driving past a stop sign without stopping. The officer turned his lights on and approached Radford’s Dodge Durango before it drove away. According to the Houston Chronicle, officers reportedly “detected the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.”

As Radford drove off, police reported he drove past another stop sign while almost hitting a vehicle. Officers eventually stopped Radford, who told them he was not driving the vehicle and was released.

Social media content and camera footage was ultimately tied back to Radford, leading to his arrest. He is currently being held on an $8,000 bail.

Radford is second on the team in averaging 13 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 15 games. He was named to the All-SEC Second Team last season. It’s the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native’s third season in the A&M program.

Update: Per a statement from his attorney, Cameron Reynolds, Radford plans to plead not guilty to the charges.

“Tyrese [sic] is a very good basketball player but he is an even better person and we do plan to plead not guilty and fight these charges,” Reynolds’ statement reads. “Tyrece is presumed innocent and we plan to fight these charges and look forward to clearing his good name.” 

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Luke White, Sports Editor
Luke White is a senior telecommunication media studies major and sport management minor from Round Rock, Texas. He has served as head sports editor since May 2023.
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Ishika Samant, Former Photo Chief
Ishika Samant served multiple roles at The Battalion as photo chief, managing editor, multimedia editor and social media editor through her tenure from 2021 to 2024.
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