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:
Strong said Perkins' teammates should have helped him out before his DWI.
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) September 26, 2016
He also offered this advice to his players (those of age to drink) on drinking:
Strong on his message about drinking to players: "Drink the first one, sip the second one and let the third one go."
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 26, 2016
Strong did also say Perkins will meet with the media later Monday:
Perkins will address the media later today.
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) September 26, 2016
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