Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian suspended freshman wide receiver Keithron Lee on Tuesday after the Bryan Rudder product was arrested and charged with assault of a family member on Sunday.
“We’re aware of the situation with Keithron Lee,” Sarkisian said in a statement released by the school. “We have talked with his family and he has been suspended from all team activities at this time as we continue to monitor the legal process.”
Lee was released on a $5,000 bond after his arrest in Bryan for allegedly strangling his girlfriend.
According to a probable cause statement, an officer was dispatched to the Highland Villas Apartments where a juvenile claimed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The injuries sustained were consistent in a strangulation, according to police, and the juvenile had a bloody lip.
At one point during the altercation, the juvenile told police that she hid in a closet and Lee said, “I’ll give you something to cry about.” The report states then Lee “started to strangle her again.”
A 5’10, 175-pounder ranked as a consensus three-star prospect, Lee enrolled at Texas this summer after signing in February as a member of the 2021 recruiting class. He committed to the Longhorns on Christmas Day over offers from 28 schools, including Baylor, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, and Washington.