Head coach Steve Sarkisian has suspended Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman cornerback indefinitely, a school spokesperson told KXAN News and Inside Texas.
“We’re aware of the situation with Ishmael Ibraheem,” Sarkisian said in a statement. “We have talked to his family, and he has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities at this time as we continue to monitor the legal and University processes.”
Ibraheem, 20, was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of misdemeanor interfering with an emergency telephone call. According to the report, an officer was dispatched to 309 E 21st Street on Monday around 9:43 p.m. There, the 19-year-old victim, Ibraheem’s girlfriend, told the officer she was involved in a physical altercation and that Ibraheem had pushed her down the stairs outside his bedroom.
Last year, Ibraheem was suspended after he was charged with a misdemeanor in Oklahoma for violating the state’s revenge porn law. And while Ibraheem was in high school at Dallas Kimball, he was charged with evading arrest and carjacking, but those charges were later dropped.
Ibraheem appeared in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, breaking up a pass, and also made an appearance last season against Rice before missing the final nine games due to injury.
A consensus four-star prospect, Ibraheem signed with Texas as a member of the 2021 recruiting class ranked as the No. 200 player nationally and the No. 14 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.