Former McMurry University quarterback charged with murder

Brodrick Earl Ross, Jr., 19, was one of three former McMurry University football players arrested during January 2017 on capital murder charges.

MANSFIELD, Texas - A third former McMurry University football player has been arrested in connection with a murder in Fort Worth.

Former War Hawks quarterback Brodrick Earl Ross, Jr, 19, was arrested Thursday in Mansfield, south of Fort Worth, and charged with capital murder by terror threat. Saturday morning, he was transferred to the Tarrant County Jail where he is being held on $250,000 bond.

Fort Worth police say Ross, Dontrell Lamond Dock, 19, of Conroe and Ryan Terrell McBeth, 20, of Fort Worth, shot a man in the chest Jan. 11 at an apartment complex.

Dock and McBeth were arrested on campus Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals.


Dock was a sophomore running back and McBeth was a junior defensive back. None of the three players are currently listed on the roster.

McMurry University sent KTXS the following statement Thursday.

"McMurry University is aware of a reported incident involving three of its students and is cooperating with authorities. As the incident involves students' personal educational records, we are not at liberty to discuss the matter further."

Dock and McBeth are being held in the Taylor County Jail on $250,000 bond. They will eventually be transferred to Tarrant County.

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