Another Longhorn Arrested, you go Mack! good job!Posted: September 13, 2007
Another Longhorn jailed
Texas receiver Tyrell Gatewood remained in custody Thursday in the Travis County Jail after an early morning arrest on two misdemeanor charges of possession of a dangerous drug, as well as another out-of-county misdemeanor charge.
According to jail records, Gatewood was booked at 12:36 a.m. Thursday. It marks Gatewood’s second arrest since last September and he becomes the fifth Longhorns’ player to have a brush with the law since June 1.
Defensive end Henry Melton and linebacker Sergio Kindle are serving three-game suspensions for being charged in separate driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer. Defensive end Dre Jones is suspended indefinitely after being charged in relation to an aggravated robbery on July 27. Former Longhorns’ safety Robert Joseph, also charged in the aggravated robbery on July 27, is no longer on the team.
Gatewood, a senior, also was arrested on Sept. 4, 2006 and charged with marijuana possession, along with former Texas teammates Tarell Brown and Aaron Harris. Those drug charges were subsequently dropped.
Gatewood, who has floated between defensive back and receiver during his college career, plays primarily on special teams. He had made two tackles this season for the sixth-ranked Longhorns (2-0), who play Saturday at Central Florida.
Texas coach Mack Brown has yet to comment on the Gatewood situation. In August, he issued a “zero-tolerance” policy for police-blotter incidents and publicy apologized to Texas fans, administrators and students for “the embrassing incidents that occurred this summer.”
“In no way are those (arrests) indicative of what we’ve worked so hard for nine and a half years to build with class, character and integrity at the University of Texas,” Brown said on Aug. 5, the day his team reported for fall drills. “We have a zero-tolerance policy and … the large majority are listening. The few that aren’t will be disciplined and punished and we’ll move forward.”