AUSTIN (KXAN) - The arrest of UT football player Dan Buckner this week markedthe latest in a growing list of Longhorns who have been locked upthis season - for infractions ranging from criminal trespass toorganized crime.
Wide receiver Buckner is known by Longhorn fans for making a keytwo-point conversion play during the fourth quarter of thehard-fought BCS Title Game against Alabama earlier this month.
But on Wednesday, Buckner joined teammates Brandon Collins, D.J.Monroe, Kenny Vaccaro and Marcus Davis in a much more dubiousdistinction: Longhorns who have been busted and booked since lateAugust.
Calls for comment to the UT athletic department today were notreturned.
After facingcharges of criminal trespass and resisting arrest, Buckner saidThursday he'd be leaving the University of Texas, but has notannounced to where he'll be transferring.
The first arrest of the season: Freshman safety Kenny Vaccarowas taken in for misdemeanor assault in October after a fightduring a basketball game.
Then in November, DJ Monroe was arrested on charges of drivingwhile intoxicated.The charge was dropped against the running back,but he pled guilty to obstructing a passageway. Monroe played inthe BCS Championship game.
Later that month, freshman defensive end Marcus Davis was bustedfor DUI and drug posession. Davis was suspended from the team afterthat arrest.
Wide receiver Brandon Collins had already been suspended fromthe team for academic reasons when, in January, he was charged withaggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. Hewas kicked off the team entirely just before the championship,though he wouldn't have been allowed to play anyway.
Then on Wednesday, Buckner was arrested in College Station andcharged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest,
"Mr. Buckner was visiting a female acquaintance in an apartmentcomplex here in town. There was a disturbance that ensued. 911 wascalled," said Lt. Rodney Sigler.
Sigler said Buckner was the one to call 911 - and when CollegeStation Police showed up, they said, Buckner would not hit theroad.
"When our officers arrived, there were no criminal offenses -all they really wanted was for Mr. Buckner to leave. So we wrotehim a criminal trespass warning, asked him several times to leave,and he refused to leave," said Sigler.
Then Sigler said Buckner resisted arrest while they were tryingto get him into the police car.
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