Trash talk and off-the-field banter took a more sinister turn last week when a member of the Marble Falls (Texas) High basketball team was charged with harassment after sending a string of threatening text messages to the quarterback of a rival school.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Marble Falls senior Connor Docherty was charged with harassment by telephone, a misdemeanor, and turned himself in to Travis County Jail last Thursday.
The warrant for Docherty's arrest cited a series of threatening texts to Dripping Springs quarterback Jeff Tuck before the Tigers' game against Marble Falls on Oct. 22, a matchup which ended in a 47-10 Marble Falls rout. During the game, Tuck suffered a concussion, which kept him out of the team's season-ending loss to Cedar Park last Friday.
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The texts "got pretty nasty," [Dripping Springs coach Bob] Schultz said, and Tuck was the only Dripping Springs player to receive them. The coach said he notified Dripping Springs administrators about the