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The Texas roster continues to thin this week. Just hours after wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were indefinitely suspended as a result of a sexual assault charge, reports began surfacing that defensive back Chevoski Collins and running back Jalen Overstreet had been dismissed for a violation of team rules.
On Friday, the Austin American-Statesman confirmed not only that Collins and Overstreet were dismissed, but that senior running back Joe Bergeron was also dismissed for a team rules violation.
Texas coach Charlie Strong said earlier in the week that Bergeron was “back in the mix” after taking time away from football in the spring to focus on academics. Bergeron has totaled 20 touchdowns in the last two seasons, dominating as a short-yardage back in 2012 and contributing to the rotation last season.
At Big 12 media days, Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs described a “new Texas” that is taking shape under the direction of Strong’s staff. Diggs went as far to say he supported the approach of removing players who weren’t all in with the new direction.
“I want to weed guys out. That’s just me,” Diggs said via ESPN.com. “I’m an up-front person. All my teammates know me. I’m going to tell you how I feel. I’m not going to jab at anything. I’m going to take an uppercut, take the hardest swing I can take, and I’ll try to knock you out.
“I don’t sugarcoat anything just like [Strong's coaches] don’t sugarcoat anything. That’s just how I am, how I was born, how I was raised. I love the way they’re taking the approach of getting guys out of here that don’t belong.”
Bergeron’s absence makes Johnathan Gray’s recovery even more important. Gray ran for 780 yards and four touchdowns on 159 carries before missing the season’s last four games with an achilles injury. Per colleague Jeremy Fowler, Gray has been medically cleared to resume workouts.
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Update, 4:33 p.m. — Texas spokesman John Bianco said the football program is aware of the situation and gathering information. Bianco said he expects to issue a statement from coach Mack Brown after practice ends this evening.
Earlier Senior safety Christian Scott was arrested early this afternoon on a Class A misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge. He’s being held in the Travis County Jail.
Details on the incident were not immediately available, but Scott was arrested in the 300 block of E. Yager Lane, at approximately 1 p.m.
My boy Pat Forde writes
“Today, Texas is lurching through a disorienting December. After a disastrous 5-7 season, there is no bowl game for the first time since 1997. Meanwhile, Brown’s staff is in disarray following the forced resignation of longtime offensive coordinator Greg Davis, the forced retirements of line coaches Mac McWhorter and Mike Tolleson, and the abrupt defection Saturday by Muschamp to take over as head coach at Florida.
A program presumed to be on autopilot has crash-landed into uncertainty.”
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135-184, 1,410 yards, 10 touchdowns, 6 interceptions
after 5 games, that is not Heisman numbers.
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n arrest warrant has been issued for Longhorns freshman safety Kenny Vaccaro for misdemeanor assault after he was involved in an alleged fight with another Texas student during a pickup basketball game.
According to an arrest affidavit issued by a Travis County justice of the peace, Vaccaro and Jonathan R. Fuhrman were involved in an incident Sept. 20 when both were playing basketball at Gregory Gymnasium on the Texas campus.
Fuhrman, a law student at Texas, alleges that Vaccaro and his friends were throwing basketballs at him. The affidavit states that Fuhrman threw a basketball back at Vaccaro, hitting him in the head.
Fuhrman said Vaccaro then punched him in the face. The police affidavit stated that Fuhrman had blood streaming from a cut lip when he was interviewed by police.
According to the affidavit, Vaccaro told police that Fuhrman was “always on the court trying to start a fight.”
The arrest warrant is for assault-bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor under Texas law.
Vaccaro has developed into a key reserve for the Texas secondary and a special-teams standout. He’s made nine tackles on special teams and is listed as second string at right safety heading into the Longhorns’ game Saturday night against Colorado.
Texas coach Mack Brown released a statement shortly after news of the arrest warrant surfaced.
“We’re aware of the situation with Kenny Vaccaro,” Brown said. “We’ve talked to Kenny and his family, and pending the completion of the legal process, we’ll do what’s best for the university, Kenny and the team. One thing we have really prided ourselves on in our program is our family atmosphere, and this will be handled within our family.”
Texas students and fans have raised around $7,000, part of which has paid for a pilot to fly over Stillwater before the Bedlam game Saturday morning during ESPN College GameDay’s live telecast.
The plane, which will fly out of the Dallas area, will carry a banner with the inscription “45-35,” the score of Texas’ victory over Oklahoma on Oct. 11.