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2 UT Football Players Suspended
On the eve of the 2012 Alamo Bowl, two University of Texas Longhorn players have been sent home.
Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown refused to give specifics as to why he suspended the duo and sent them back to Austin, and the Longhorns final walk-through at the Alamodome Friday afternoon, originally open to the media, was closed.
"We had a couple of young men that broke team rules last night," Brown said at a Friday morning press conference. When pressed for details about the two players that will not be at the game tomorrow night, brown refused.
Intense speculation surrounding the details of the suspension continues. Early Friday morning officers with the San Antonio police were summoned to a downtown hotel for an incident involving two males and a female. Neither SAPD nor UT will confirm the connection between the suspensions and the early morning incident.
WOAI in San Antonio reports that a highly credible SAPD source confirms that the two men named in the police report are two high-profile UT football players.
Brown is intent on putting this behind his team as quickly as he can. "I will tell them exactly what I told you, and then you move forward. That's what you do. You have policies that you go by, so we understand that when you have an issue, you deal with it and move forward," he said.
Texas has lost two straight games. The last time Brown lost three games in a row to end a season was 1999. And just prior to the Cotton Bowl that year, he had to suspend four players.