Texas Basketball Coach Chris Beard Suspended Without Pay Following Arrest For Alleged Domestic Violence


The University of Texas at Austin’s head basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday morning for alleged domestic violence.

Shortly after 12 a.m. Austin police received a call from a woman claiming she had just been attacked at a residence on the 1900 block of Vista Lane.

When they arrived they found a woman that said she had just been strangled by her mate Beard. She then said after the attack he fled the scene before she could call police.

Authorities located Beard around 4:18 a.m. and he was booked into Travis County Jail for assault by strangulation/suffocation.

Beard was later released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

On Monday evening Beard was suspended indefinitely without pay following his release from jail.

The university released a statement saying, “The University takes matters of interpersonal violence involving members of its community seriously,” the school said in a statement. “Given the information available, The University has suspended Chris Beard from his position as head coach of Men’s Basketball and will withhold his pay until further notice. Associate Head Coach Rodney Terry will serve as acting head coach for tonight’s game against Rice.”


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