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Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:47 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas safety Christian Scott was arrested for assault causing bodily injury on Monday afternoon in Austin, and it did not take Texas very long to hand out its punishment. The school announced on Monday evening that Scott had been suspended indefinitely from the team.

“We’re aware of the situation with Christian Scott and disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” said head coach Mack Brown. “We’ve talked to Christian and his family, and he has been suspended from all activities with our football team. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what’s best for the university, Christian and the team.” 

Brown also said that Texas will wait until Scott's case is resolved before making a final decision on whether or not that Scott will ever play for the school again. Though the San Antonio Express-News points out that the last four Longhorns to get arrested never played again.

As for what Scott's absence does to the Texas depth chart, Scott has started 10 games in his career, with all of those starts coming last season. Though he was not going to be handed the starting job in 2011, as Texas was impressed with Kenny Vaccaro during the spring, and you have to assume that Scott's suspension will only help Vaccaro's chances of taking the starting job. 
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 3:21 am
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Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 4:37 pm

Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

I have enjoyed seeing Tressel fall from grace, Reggie Bush lose his Heisman, Southern Cal lose scholarships.  But when our Longhorns screw up I expect to be hammered by our opponents.  As bad as last season was and as shaky as this season seems to be, I generally believe Mack Brown and DeLoss Dodds are going to provide institutional control.  I say that in light of the chilling statement, the last four Longhorns to get arrested never played again.  What's the over/under for the number of Longhorns to get arrested this year?  We have one so far.

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:32 pm

Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

I am not a Texas fan but it does seem that Mack Brown does not allow his players to simply get away with a slap on the wrist when they get in a little trouble.  His decision to allow or not allow this guy back on the team can (unlike with some coaches) be counted on to be the right thing to do.   

Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:22 pm

Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

People can hate on Texas and Mack Brown But coach Brown has always been very good coach and does what is best for the Horns.

Full support in this Decision!!

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:38 am

Learning the hard way

Christian Scott has learned the hard way that when you are an athlete, there is an element that is jealous and wants to take you down.  It's hard for a young man who plays a violent sport to walk away from a fight, but that is what he has to learn to do.  

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