AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday on felony family violence charges, according to Travis County jail records.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Beard, 49, was arrested by Austin police and booked at 4:18 a.m. on one count of assault on a family or household member in which he was prevented from breathing. or drowned, in common terms.
The charge is a third-degree felony in Texas, with a possible punishment of two to 10 years in prison. Jail records showed Beard had not yet posted bail as of Monday morning and did not indicate when he would first appear in court.
The records also did not identify an attorney for Beard.
“The university is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We continue to collect information and monitor due process,” the school said in a statement.
The second-place Longhorns (7-1) play Rice on Monday night.
Beard is in his second season with the Longhorns. Prior to that, he led Texas Tech to the 2019 NCAA Tournament championship game.
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