The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Texas A&M starting pitcher/relief pitcher Emiley Kennedy (11) hands the ball to starting pitcher/relief pitcher Brooke Vestal (19) during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the Austin Super Regional at Red and Charline McCombs Field in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Aggies’ comeback falls short in 9-8 loss to Longhorns
Luke White, Sports Editor • May 25, 2024

As the fifth inning drew to a close in Texas A&M softball’s Super Regional matchup with No. 1 Texas on Saturday, the Aggies found themselves...

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The Battalion May 4, 2024

Tyrece Radford arrested Friday for evading arrest following traffic incident

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.” 

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Luke White
Luke White, Sports Editor
Luke White is a junior telecommunication media studies major and sport management minor from Round Rock, Texas. He has served as head sports editor since May 2023.
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *