Updated: Monday, 16 Nov 2009, 11:42 AM CST
Published : Sunday, 15 Nov 2009, 12:41 PM CST
HAYS COUNTY (KXAN) - The Hays County Sheriff’s Office said a UT football player was arrested on I-35 early Sunday morning.
UT running back D.J. Monroe was arrested and charged with a DWI after a Hays County sheriff's deputy said he saw " a vehicle driving in an erratic manner."
Deputy Manuel Delarosa pulled Monroe over near the RM 967/Buda exit in Hays County around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was the only occupant in the 1996 Buick Park Avenue vehicle, according to Hays County officials.
The 20-year-old football player was booked and released after paying a $3,000 bond around 11 a.m. Sunday for a driving while intoxicated charge.
Meanwhile, UT Head Coach Mack Brown released the following statement:
"We're disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We're aware of the situation involving D.J. Monroe. We have talked to D.J. and his family and have decided to suspend him indefinitely pending the completion of the legal process."
Monroe is from Angleton, Texas and was a red-shirt freshman at the University of Texas in 2008.
According to the University of Texas athletics page:
Monroe is a second-year running back/wide receiver who gained valuable experience working with the scout team while red-shirting in 2008.
He scored on his first-ever collegiate play with an 89-yard kickoff return in the second quarter against ULM and is the only player in school history to return two kickoffs for TDs in a career.
He’s a prep All-American who was ranked as the fifth-best defensive back in the nation by Rivals and was tabbed the Offensive MVP of the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game.
Monroe also won the 2006 4A state championship in the 100 meters (10.45) and finished seventh in 2007 (10.97).