Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Three UT players face misdemeanor charges
By ESPN.com staff
Three Texas players and one former player are facing misdemeanor charges after being briefly detained in Austin on Monday.
Current Longhorns Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor, Barrett Matthews and former UT player Eryon Barnett were arrested and charged with failure to obey, a misdemeanor, on the 300 block of West Sixth Street.
Barnett, who elected to transfer in April, was also charged with failure to properly identify himself, which is a felony.
We'll know for sure when more details emerge, but based on the buzz surrounding the incident, I wouldn't expect a suspension for any of the players if "failure to obey" is the only charge they face. Check in for some extra conditioning and move on.
Vaccaro took to Twitter on Monday night and didn't seem too distressed about the incident.
"Everything is all good. Nothing happened.. Total misunderstanding," Vaccaro wrote. "Won't be standing in line for pizza ever again!"