Texas Longhorns head coach Chris Beard was arrested on Monday and charged with third-degree felony assault, ultimately leading to his suspension for the game against Rice.
This stream will provide updates on the fallout from the arrest.
The first Power Five school tries to decide whether public backlash will deter them from firing the disgraced Texas head coach.
The statement comes a day after the Travis County district attorney filed a motion to dismiss the felony domestic violence charge against Beard.
As Mike Leach found out when he was fired by Texas Tech, successfully suing a public university in the state requires legislative permission.
"After a careful and thorough review of the evidence, recent public statements, and considering Ms. Trew’s wishes, our office has determined that the felony offense cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt."
Beard was offered the opportunity to resign before he was terminated for cause.
The news comes after Beard was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony on Monday morning.
So far, acting head coach Rodney Terry has held together the signing class.
"Chris has stated that he was acting in self-defense, and I do not refute that."
After learning of Chris Beard’s arrest in the morning, Terry spent the day preparing the Longhorns to play the Owls.
The situation surrounding Chris Beard clearly impacted Texas tonight, and it may for some time.
Associate head coach Rodney Terry will serve as the acting head coach against Rice.
Beard was booked around 4 a.m. on Monday morning.