HAYS COUNTY (KXAN) - The Hays CountySheriff’s Office said a UT football player was arrestedon I-35 early Sunday morning.
Deputy Manuel Delarosa pulled Monroe over near the RM 967/Budaexit in Hays County around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was the only occupantin the 1996 Buick Park Avenue vehicle, according to Hays Countyofficials.
The 20-year-old football player was booked and released afterpaying a $3,000 bond around 11 a.m. Sunday for a driving whileintoxicated charge.
Meanwhile, UT Head Coach Mack Brown released the followingstatement:
"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 atthe University of Texas in 2008.
According to the University of Texas athletics page:
Monroe is a second-year running back/wide receiver who gainedvaluable experience working with the scout team while red-shirtingin 2008.
He scored on his first-ever collegiate play with an 89-yardkickoff return in the second quarter against ULM and is the onlyplayer in school history to return two kickoffs for TDs in acareer.
He’s a prep All-American who was ranked as the fifth-bestdefensive back in the nation by Rivals and was tabbed the OffensiveMVP 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).
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