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Texas Longhorns Suspend Martez Walker


The Texas Longhorns basketball program suspended guard Martez Walker indefinitely after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory.

Walker’s girlfriend claimed that Walker allegedly slapped her before punching her four times in the left side.

On Friday, a warrant was later issued for Walker’s arrest before he ultimately surrendered to authorities.  His charge holds a maximum sentence of one year in prison along with $4,000 fines.  Head coach Rick Barnes announced the suspension and released a statement to the public.

“We have consistently stressed to all of our student athletes for a long time that any behavior in which women are not treated with respect will not be tolerated,” the statement read.

A season ago, Walker played in 33 games while averaging 4.7 points per contest.  The junior may not be a major contributor to the Texas program, but it’s the continued headlines the athletic department has made regarding run-ins with the laws that have Walker’s arrest in the news and Barnes’ management in question.

*Section Photo credit to Cooper Neill, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Benny Sieu, USA Today Sports



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