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Texas Beard coach arrested for domestic violence

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday for felony domestic violence, Travis County Jail records show.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Beard, 49, was arrested by Austin police and sentenced at 4:18 a.m. for assault on a family or household member in which their breathing was hampered or stifled, in common terms.

The charge is a third-degree felony in Texas, with a possible sentence of two to 10 years in prison. Jail records showed Beard had yet to post bond as of Monday morning and did not indicate when he would make his first court appearance.

The records also did not identify an attorney for Beard.

“The university is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We continue to gather information and monitor the legal process,” the school said in a statement.

The No. 2 Longhorns (7-1) take on Rice on Monday night.

Beard is in his second season with the Longhorns. Prior to that, he led Texas Tech to the 2019 NCAA Tournament Championship Game.

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