Monday, June 11, 2007
Texas safety arrested on burglary charge says he will transfer
AUSTIN -- Texas safety Robert Joseph, who was suspended
after being charged with misdemeanor burglary of a vehicle, said
Monday he will transfer to another school.
Joseph was jailed Saturday after running from a security guard
who found him sitting in a car that didn't belong to him at a
downtown hotel, according to his arrest affidavit. He later posted
bond and was released but was suspended from the team by coach Mack
"I've really enjoyed my time at Texas, but I think it's in my
best interest now to transfer and get a fresh start," Joseph said
in a statement released by the school. "I don't know where I'm
going to go yet, but I hope to continue working towards my dream of
playing in the NFL."
Joseph, a sophomore, played in seven games last season but
missed the last six with a shoulder injury. He had 14 tackles as a
backup safety and special teams player.
He was the second Texas player arrested this month. On June 1,
junior defensive end Henry Melton was arrested and charged with
misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.