Kent Perkins lines up against BYU during the first half of action held at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September, 6, 2014. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas’ Kent Perkins suspended for Oklahoma State game

Posted September 26th, 2016


Following his arrest for driving while intoxicated, senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins will miss Texas’ game against Oklahoma State.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong announced on Monday that Perkins has been suspended for one game. Perkins must also complete counseling and community service, and he will be subject to additional in-house punishments. Perkins, who was arrested and charged this past Friday, will address the media later today.

“It is where it is,” Strong said. “I said to him, now you’ve got to gain back the respect of your teammates.”


Sophomore right guard Alex Anderson is listed as Perkins’ back-up on Texas’ depth chart, and he replaced an injured Perkins against UTEP.

Strong said Perkins’ teammates should have helped him Friday:

He also offered this advice to his players (those of age to drink) on drinking:

Strong did also say Perkins will meet with the media later Monday:


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