Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Latest on Reuben Houston

Houston could be indicted today as the US Attorney on the case has asked the grand jury to add his name to the other defendents also indicted on conspiracy charges. Monday he was in court in Fresno Cali. He pleaded not guilty to his criminal charge, but theses conspiracy charges have bigger implications and penalties.

Just as a reminder - they are charging that Houston intended to buy this 100lbs of weed, that he met with the drop-off man on campus, got into the SUV with the dope, went for a ride, then ditched the vehicle when they suspected they were being followed. Fed's that were following him later made a positive id that it was Houston in the vehicle.

I still cannot get past a few things in this case and they make me sad. First, there is no way a guy does a 100lb drug-deal worth $60,000 - $100,000 as a first time transaction. I know nothing about the drug game, but I'm not stupid. That ain't an entry level transaction. Second, while reports are that this will end with Houston and other teammates will not be implicated, you just can't help but think others are involved. But if it ends with him, all the better.

On a side note, I picked up Lindy's ACC preview magazine yesterday. They list Reuben Houston as the 14th best cornerback in the nation and the Tech DB unit as the 7th best in the nation. How typical of Tech's luck. Lucky we are fairly deep with that group.

For Reuben Houston, life has changed and it will never be the same, and his ranking by Lindy's probably doesn't seem so important.