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Former TTU football player Baron Batch faces possible arrest for $16,000 in graffiti damage

Baron Batch (Source: blog) Baron Batch (Source: blog)
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Former Texas Tech football player Baron Batch faces possible charges and jail time for his illegal artwork at the Heritage Trail and Hot Metal Bridge in Pittsburgh, according to the Steelers Depot website.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, police plan to arrest and charge Batch with 30 counts of criminal mischief involving graffiti. The graffiti resulted in more than $16,000 in damages.

Batch was drafted from Texas Tech by the Steelers with the 232nd overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. He missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL. He retired from the NFL after being cut by the team before the start of the 2013 regular season.

According to Batch's blog, he stated:

To the people who feel that I disrespected the trail, I am sorry, I did break the rules, however I am very thankful and proud of the city for the support and encouragement everyone had, as the loud minority threw stones into the dark. It just so happened that the complaints that were said and stories that were written to bring negativity only built the steps for me to be introduced to the correct people.

He goes on to say:

Just so you hear it from me I won’t be tagging on the trails anymore and I will be facing punishment, but just so you hear it here first,  in the future I will be working with the people who build them.

I am not a bad person, but I am a renegade.  

The inspiration is always worth it.

If you don’t acknowledge negativity it can only work for you.

The trick is to care about everyone, while not caring what they think.

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