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SMU football player Teddy Knox suspended for alleged role in Rashee Rice crash


Southern Methodist University Football player Teddy Knox was suspended by the school after he was identified by Dallas police as one of the drivers responsible for a high-speed chain-reaction crash on a Texas highway last week.

Kansas City Chiefs Rashee Rice, who was also identified, turned himself in to police on Thursday.

Teddy Knox makes a catch

SMU Mustangs wide receiver Teddy Knox, #18, prepares to make a catch during the college football game between the SMU Mustangs and the TCU Horned Frogs on September 24, 2022, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. (Matthieu Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Knox, 21, faces several charges, including one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision resulting in serious bodily injury and six counts of collision resulting in injury. Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for Knox, who faces the same charges as Rice, a former SMU player.


The school said Thursday it was aware of the arrest warrant but declined to comment further, citing student privacy laws, according to the Associated Press.

Knox’s attorney said he is cooperating with law enforcement. Dallas police said Thursday evening that Knox was not currently in custody.

Teddy Knox runs on the field

Southern Methodist Mustangs wide receiver Teddy Knox, #18, plays on special teams during a college football game between the North Texas Mean Green Mustangs and the Southern Methodist Mustangs on November 10, 2023 at Gerald Stadium Ford of Dallas. (Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Rice, who has just completed his first super bowl victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in February, surrendered to law enforcement on Thursday.


The arrest warrants stem from a March 30 crash on a Dallas highway. Police said Rice was driving a Lamborghini sport utility vehicle and Knox was driving a Corvette. They alleged that the two football players were speeding in the left-most lane when they lost control, and the Lamborghini traveled onto the shoulder and struck the center median wall, causing a chain collision. .

Rice and Knox allegedly left after the crash without determining if anyone needed medical attention or providing their information, according to police. Four people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, police said.

Rashee Rice vs. the 49ers in the Super Bowl

Rashee Rice, #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs, warms up before Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Rice, who was released on bail Thursday evening, issued an apology on social media last week, accepting full responsibility.

“I take full responsibility for my role in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the relevant authorities. I sincerely apologize to all those affected by Saturday’s accident,” he told the era.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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