Days before first practice, Tech QB arrested
RUSTON - Authorities say Louisiana Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins has been arrested on a drunken driving charge.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says Higgins, a senior, was arrested early Friday in Ruston about a half-mile from the school's football stadium after a police officer stopped him for speeding. Higgins was released on $1,750 bond Friday afternoon.
Head coach Skip Holtz said in statement that he was "aware of the situation" but wanted to gather more information and talk to "all of the parties involved" before making any additional comments.
The 22-year-old Higgins was a backup quarterback last season but was expected to be the Bulldogs' starter this year. The team is scheduled to hold its first practice Monday.
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