The Baylor football program got some unwanted news as redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jacob Kyle was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury, the Waco Tribune is reporting. The incident back in May was apparently so bad that Kyle had to post a $100,000 bond to earn his release from the jail.
Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jacob Kyle, 19, of Mart, his brother Ryan Kyle, 25, a former Mary Hardin-Baylor football player, and Stuart Parsons Jr., 42, who owns the park and Parsons Roofing in Waco, were all charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
At this time, Baylor head coach Art Briles is aware of the situation, but neither he nor the school will release a statement on the matter.
Kyle was not highly touted coming out of high school, however he did end up accepting an offer from the Bears and took a redshirt for his true freshman season in 2013.
The Bears are one of the programs that are on the national rise as of late, so incidents like this are something they would like to shy away from. Unfortunately, though, as we’re finding out all too often at times with college athletes, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll run into some sort of off-field issue sooner or later.