Authorities say University of Texas wide receiver Kendall Sanders was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
According to ESPN, Sanders, 18, was booked into the Brazos County Jail in Bryan just after 5 am Saturday and was released on $3,000 bond just three hours later.
After Sander’s arrest, Longhorn coach Mack Brown released the following statement:
“We’re aware of Kendall’s situation, have talked with him and his family, and are disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We take a strong stance against drinking and driving and will continue to monitor this situation to get more details. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what’s best for The University, Kendall and the team. One thing we have great pride in about our program is our family atmosphere and there also will be discipline handled within our family.”
A second-year player who served as a backup wideout in 2012, Sanders played in 11 games as a true freshman and had two receptions for 15 yards. Sports Illustrated notes Kendall was pegged as one of the favorites for UT’s No. 3 receiver spot behind Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley for the upcoming season.
Unfortunately, Sanders isn’t the first Longhorn football player to have a run in with the law in recent days.
Cayleb Jones, another sophomore wideout, was suspended from the team last month after being charged with aggravated assault for allegedly punching a UT tennis player in a dispute involving a former girlfriend.
More on Kendall Sanders’ DWI arrest in the video below: