Posted August 10th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Fox 4 in Dallas is reporting that former Texas defensive tackle Marco Martin has been arrested on charges he molested a six-year-old boy. Martin would have been 15 or 16 at the time of the alleged assault in 1999. Martin turned himself in to Dallas police this morning.

Details are sounding a little sketchy right now. The police say the victim came forward last year but somehow they are claiming they couldn’t find a person who was probably on TV (on the sidelines) every weekend. It also seems odd that the victim took so long to come forward with the allegations, though with a child that young it is more understandable. If the allegations are true, then this is a tragic and disgusting story. I have no tolerance for child molestors but the situation seems to warrant withholding judgement until we learn more. Let’s hope for the sake of everyone involved there’s nothing to this.

Martin was a top recruit who tore his ACL his senior year in high school and was never able to get back into football shape. The player nicknamed “Big Yummy” was reported to be up above 400 pounds. He left school early after last year without (I believe) ever playing a down for the Longhorns.


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  1. reply to  #1


    was there ever any update to this?

  2. reply to  #2


    I just did a little looking on Google News and couldn’t find anything more recent than this original story.

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