Florida Basketball: Texas A&M has guy arrested, released, and on the court to beat UF

Texas A&M star Tyrece Radford was arrested on Friday for an incident that happened in December

Nov 17, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) controls
Nov 17, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) controls / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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One of the backdrops heading into Florida Basketball's game against Texas A&M was who would be on the court for the Aggies. On Friday, their star player was arrested for an incident that happened in December.

Not to be deterred, Aggies' head coach Buzz Williams opted to play Tyrece Radford and it helped propel his squad to a win over the Gators.

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On December 3rd, police on bicycles claimed they tried to stop Radford while he was driving in a car. They claim Radford ignored their flashing lights and drove away, running a stop sign in the process. Police said they later caught up with Radford, but he claimed he wasn't the one driving and was let go.

According to reports, Texas A&M University police said they used social media posts and camera footage to confirm that Radford was indeed the driver and opted to charge and arrest him on Friday morning for evading police.

He was released on $8,000 bond.

It is true that in this country that one is innocent until they are found guilty, so in the eyes of Williams his star player was a free man on Saturday and available to play.

It's also not the greatest of looks for Texas A&M for their star player to have a mugshot on Friday and then take jump shots on Saturday.

Radford went on to score 26 points against the Gators, including the game winner with 35 seconds remaining.