Longhorns players not suspended for meal with agent

Posted July 25th, 2014


Texas football got some good news Friday afternoon.

The NCAA has decided to not suspend two Longhorns who accepted a free meal from an agent, according to a statement released by Texas. The university self-reported the violation to the NCAA compliance department on June 6.

The statement reads:


Earlier this summer, Texas reported a situation to the NCAA involving two Longhorn student-athletes receiving a meal from an agent. That situation has been resolved with NCAA staff and the involved student-athletes are immediately eligible for competition.

Not losing players qualifies as good news these days, as Longhorns coach Charlie Strong dismissed four players – running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet, and safeties Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins – and suspended two others – receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander – in the past two days.

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