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Darvin Kidsy worked out with football team amid potential felony charge

Darvin Kidsy worked out with football team amid potential felony charge

The football team stands at the entrance to Apogee Stadium before a game against Western Kentucky. Dylan Nadwodny

Darvin Kidsy worked out with football team amid potential felony charge
January 26
18:06 2016

Scott Sidway | Sports Editor


North Texas wide receiver Darvin Kidsy has been working out with the Mean Green football team during its off-season workout period, according to multiple sources. Kidsy was arrested Friday, Jan. 15 for an accident involving personal injury, according to Denton police.



UNT Athletic Director Rick Villarreal said Tuesday via telephone he was unaware Kidsy was participating in workouts, and that he originally advised Kidsy to stay away from football-related activities.

“I told Darvin Kidsy directly that at this point in time, he needs to take care of his situation and that he did not need to be involved with football,” Villareal said, referencing a phone call he had with Kidsy last weekend. “If that’s not the case, I will address that immediately. But I have not been aware he’s been involved in workouts.”

Villarreal called the situation a miscommunication because he had not spoken with recently hired strength coach Zack Womack about not having Kidsy work out with the team.

Villarreal said in a follow-up phone call he has since contacted Kidsy and made it clear that he should not be working out with team until his legal proceedings conclude.

“When kids get in trouble, I’m going to support my kids in the way that I can. But I also understand there’s a system,” Villareal said. “I understand there’s a legal system or at the school there’s a Dean of Students, and they have a system. So when these things come up, I’m not going to get heavily involved in the process of the case.”

Villarreal referenced a chaotic time of year as the reason he’s not completely up to speed with Kidsy’s situation, referencing how Womack was hired Jan. 3 and how head coach Seth Littrell and his assistants are busy on the recruiting trail. Villarreal is currently in Florida for Conference-USA meetings.

He said he has not seen the affidavit for Kidsy’s arrest, but he knows what Kidsy has been charged with. He also said that, to his understanding, the charges from the original affidavit had been changed, but Denton Police spokesman Ryan Grelle confirmed no new affidavit has been issued.

If an affidavit is changed, according to Grelle, a new warrant for arrest would have to be issued.

Kidsy posted his $1,000 bond the day of his arrest, Grelle said. Denton police also said there is no timetable for his case, because it has not been picked up by the District Attorney’s office yet.

Jamal Marshall, a teammate of Kidsy’s who was a senior last season, was arrested for failure to report a felony on Saturday, Jan. 16 and posted his $1,000 bond on the same day.

Kidsy’s name is omitted from the team’s official site.

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  1. KingDL1
    KingDL1 January 29, 23:52

    How Is Rick Villarreal still the AD at North Texas, he is such an embarrassment.

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