Southern Methodist University (SMU) has suspended football player Theodore “Teddy” Knox following his alleged involvement in a high-speed crash on a Dallas expressway, which also involved Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice. The incident, which occurred last month, led to a multi-vehicle collision that reportedly caused several injuries. Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for Knox, who is accused of fleeing the scene after the crash.

Knox, a 21-year-old junior cornerback for the SMU Mustangs, was reportedly driving a Corvette while Rice was in a Lamborghini when the crash happened. According to police reports, the two were speeding along North Central Expressway which resulted in a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles. The university’s athletic department has stated that they are taking the allegations seriously but cannot provide further details due to federal student privacy laws.

Legal Consequences and Team Reactions

Following the incident, arrest warrants were issued for both Knox and Rice, charging them with aggravated assault and multiple counts of collision involving injury. Rashee Rice, who recently turned himself into the Glenn Heights Police Department, has been released on bond and is cooperating with authorities, according to his lawyer, Texas state Senator Royce West. Rice has publicly acknowledged his role in the crash, expressing his apologies to those affected.

On the other hand, as of the latest updates, Dallas police have not been notified of Knox turning himself in, and his legal representation has not been disclosed. The crash has not only legal implications for Knox and Rice but also significant repercussions for their respective sports careers. SMU has not specified the duration of Knox’s suspension or the conditions for his potential return to the team.

The incident has raised concerns about athlete behavior off the field and the responsibilities they carry as public figures. As the legal process unfolds, both athletes face the challenge of navigating the consequences of their actions while managing their professional obligations and public expectations.