According to jail records, Thompson was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on Monday and faces a Class B misdemeanor racing charge. The charge stems from a June 27th incident that also involved Red Raiders wide receiver Caden Trey Leggett. Thompson is accused of fleeing the scene after Leggett was pulled over by police and arrested on the same misdemeanor charge. Leggett was later released on $750 bond, per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
A police report on the incident said the officer found a map of a predetermined course the two players planned to race. No word on who was winning the race, either.
Despite his legal trouble, Texas Tech expects Thompson to play against Texas in Week 4.
"SaRodorick Thompson was notified late last week that there had been a misdemeanor warrant issued in his name," the school said in a statement. "Thompson and his lawyer are currently cooperating with the Lubbock Police Department and have done so since the incident in late June. Texas Tech Athletics will handle the matter consistent with its student-athlete discipline policy and any discipline will be handled internally. Thompson is expected to play in Saturday's Big 12 opener versus Texas."
The Red Raiders host No. 8 Texas on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Thompson has been Texas Tech's leading running back after one game with 22 carries for 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was also the team's top running back a year ago as a freshman with 160 carries for 765 yards and 12 touchdowns.