SMU suspends WR Teddy Knox for role in Rashee Rice crash

SMU wide receiver Teddy Knox has been suspended after he was identified as the second driver — along with Kansas City Chiefs receiver Rushie Rice — to cause a recent serial crash in Dallas, the school said Thursday.

“SMU takes these allegations very seriously,” SMU said in a statement. “Federal student privacy laws prohibit the university from discussing details regarding student disciplinary actions.”

Rice, who was driving a Lamborghini sports car when the accident occurred, according to his attorney, faces eight charges, including aggravated assault. Rice, 23, turned himself in to the Glen Heights Police Department on arrest warrants charging him with one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving serious bodily injury, police said Thursday night.

Arrest warrants were also issued on the same charges for Knox, 21, who was driving the other speeding Corvette sports car, but police said Knox is not currently in custody.

“We have fully cooperated with law enforcement,” Knox's attorney, Diandra Grant, said. “Other than that we have no further comment at this time.”

The Corvette and Lamborghini drivers were speeding in the far left lane on March 30 when they lost control and the Lamborghini hit the shoulder and struck the center median wall, causing the chain-reaction collision, police said.

Police said the accident occurred between a Lamborghini, a Corvette and four other vehicles, resulting in four people sustaining minor injuries. Police said the Corvette and Lamborghini drivers left after the crash, without specifying whether anyone needed medical attention or providing their information.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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