Texas Tech DB Parker suspended for year; career done …

By | July 17, 2019

Red Raider DB Parker suspended for year; career done … Texas Tech has confirmed that senior CB Justus Parker lost his appeal of a one-year NCAA suspension and will not be eligible to play this fall. As this was his final year of eligibility, Parker has few options left other than to sit the season or perhaps try and catch on with a CFL team. Parker himself confirmed that the suspension was for taking a banned supplement that turned up in a drug test this past spring. The 6-0, 205 pound Parker originally walked on at Tech after transferring from Texas Lutheran and became a fixture on the Red Raiders defense as their slot corner where he had 4 interceptions and forced 4 fumbles in a breakout year in 2018. Parker had been considered to be a potential late round prospect for the 2020 draft, although obviously the off-field issue isn’t going to help.