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Texas Longhorns Safety Christian Scott Arrested, Suspended From Team

Christian Scott was arrested on Monday and is being charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury.

Texas Longhorns safety Christian Scott was arrested on Monday and is being charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury, according to an AP report

An Austin police spokeswoman says Scott was arrested Monday morning near his apartment after officers responded to a call about an assault. Further details were not immediately released.


The charge is a Class A misdemeanor which brings a maximum of one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.

Mack Brown issued the following statement on Scott's arrest:

"We're aware of the situation with Christian Scott and disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing," said head coach Mack Brown. "We've talked to Christian and his family, and he has been suspended from all activities with our football team. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what's best for the university, Christian and the team." 


Brown also said that Texas will wait until Scott's case is resolved before making a final decision on whether or not that Scott will ever play for the school again. Though the San Antonio Express-News points out that the last four Longhorns to get arrested never played again.    

It certainly sounds like Scott, who started 10 games for Texas last year, will at the very least have an extended absence away from the team.

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