Early Friday morning, Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Perkins, a senior who has 24 starts under his belt, was booked into Travis County Jail at 4:54 a.m local time.
Longhorns coach Charlie Strong issued a statement on Perkins’ arrest, acknowledging the coaching staff is aware of the current situation.
“We’re disappointed in his actions and take a strong stance against drinking and driving,” Strong said. “When you get behind the wheel after drinking, you not only risk your life, but the lives of others, and that’s something you just can’t do. We will make sure that Kent learns from this and handle any punishment once we have more information.”
The Longhorns are currently on a bye week, before returning to action next weekend to open Big 12 play on the road against Oklahoma State on Oct. 1.