UT linebacker Malik Jefferson arrives with his teammates for the Notre Dame game at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Sunday September 4, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Malik Jefferson to tackle campus carry controversy on ESPN’s Outside The Lines

Posted October 14th, 2016

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After watching Malik Jefferson on the Longhorn Network on Saturday, Texas fans will find their star linebacker on ESPN2 a day later.

Jefferson has been interviewed for an Outside The Lines story on the state’s campus carry law. In a clip released by the ESPN-produced show, Jefferson gives his opinion on a law that allows those who are licensed to carry a concealed handgun into classrooms and buildings at public universities. Echoing a stance he made public this summer, Jefferson said: “There’s no telling what kid has, what purpose they serve or what emotion they have that day.”

The Texas football program prohibits its players from bringing guns to team facilities or functions.

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Outside The Lines airs on ESPN2 at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Jefferson, a sophomore from Mesquite who ranks second among the Longhorns with his 30 tackles, will be on the field on Saturday evening for a game against Iowa State that will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

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