Texas Longhorns men's basketball head coach Chris Beard arrested!
The 49-year-old Longhorns coach is accused of strangling a person at a home in the Tarrytown neighborhood of West Austin.
Officers responded to a 911 "disturbance-urgent" call at 4:07 AM EST on Monday, and Beard was booked for an assault on a family/household member-impede breath circulation.
The second-year Longhorns coach still remains in police custody and bail has not been set yet.
In a statement, the university is aware of the incident regarding Beard and will continue to gather more information.
"The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard," the university's statement read. "We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process."
So far this season, Beard led the Longhorns to a 7-1 record start and a top five spot in national rankings.
Last year, he capped off Texas' campaign with a 22-12 record and a second-round exit in the NCAA tournament.
The Longhorns are set to host Rice basketball Monday night at the Moody Center. In their last outing on Saturday, Texas garnered a huge 88-43 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The university has not yet announced whether Beard will coach in the home game against Rice. Associate head coach Rodney Terry will serve as head coach if Beard doesn't take the floor to coach.
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