Casey Pachall returns to TCU after DWI

Casey Pachall

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TCU quarterback Casey Pachall admitted to using marijuana and other drugs, according to a police report published by the school's newspaper. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

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by JOE TRAHAN

WFAA

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 6:26 PM

TCU's troubled former quarterback Casey Pachall is back with the team.

He left last semester after a drunk driving arrest.

Football-wise, it means more competition at the Horned Frogs quarterback spot.

For Pachall, it's a shot at redemption after letting down his family and his team.

TCU officials confirmed to WFAA Sports that Pachall was at the Frogs' first team meeting of the year on Sunday. Head coach Gary Patterson has reinstated him, and Pachall will begin off-season workouts with his teammates on Monday.

Pachall has re-enrolled at TCU and will begin the spring semester on Monday — like everyone else on campus.

Pachall was kicked off the team in October following the DWI arrest. He then entered an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

At the time, Pachall's dad, Stan, called it a "wake-up call."

Now we'll see if Casey has the right answer.

E-mail jtrahan@wfaa.com

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