Freshman UT Running Back James Henry Arrested. Sounds Like the Horns Are Gonna Have One Helluva Prison Gang.
And just in time for the big game with Rice on Saturday...
In what I am sure will be shocking news to anyone who hasn't been following the University of Texas football program, freshman running back James Henry was arrested yesterday and booked into the Travis County jail on a $30,000 bail.
Henry is charged with felony counts of obstruction and tampering with evidence involving a July home invasion in which UT football players Andre Jones and Robert Joseph were allegedly involved. The police learned about Henry's involvement through telephone calls that he had with accused. And, showing what a nice guy he is, Henry is also accused of beating up one of the victims from the home invasion.
Henry has been suspended indefinitely.
He is the sixth Longhorn football player to be arrested since June. And he's the second current player to be arrested in a week.
But all of the news is not bad for UT. Linebacker Sergio Kindle and defensive end Henry Melton were reinstated to the team yesterday. They had been serving three-game suspensions after being arrested over the summer for drunk driving.
Another player, freshman defensive back Ben Wells, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia last week during the Tyrell Gatewood arrest. But Wells was not arrested.
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