Texas’ Burrell ID ‘d as other chauffeur in Sweat crash

  • Dave Wilson, ESPN Staff WriterApr 10, 2024, 10:37 PM ET Close Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Texas linebacker S’Maje Burrell has actually been determined as the motorist of a car that hit an SUV driven by previous Longhorns defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat on Sunday morning, leading to Sweat crashing the SUV and being apprehended for driving while intoxicated.Police said Sweat was driving a Ford

    Bronco when he was struck from behind, triggering him to lose control, veer off onto a service roadway and roll the automobile onto its side. When cops responded at 4:41 a.m., the other driver, later on identified as Burrell, had actually left the scene.Texas coach Steve Sarkisian stated Wednesday that Burrell has been suspended.”We understand the circumstance including S’Maje Burrell and have actually suspended him forever from all team activities for conduct destructive to the program, “Sarkisian said in a statement.Editor’s Picks Burrell, a second-year player from Fort Worth, Texas, did not play last season while redshirting. He was a four-star recruit in the class of 2023. According to

    a copy of the police report gotten by LoneStarLive.com, Burrell was driving a 2020 Dodge cars when he hit Sweat’s car. The report states that

    later in the day, at 5:45 p.m., Burrell’s father Lorenzo Burrell, a Fort Worth law enforcement officer, called Austin cops. Details about the call is redacted, as is much of the report.Sweat’s blood alcohol was measured at.105 while in custody at 6:08 a.m., according to a cops affidavit, with the legal limitation in Texas being 0.08.

    Sweat, 22, was booked Sunday afternoon into Travis County Prison, before publishing bond and being launched. He faces a Class B misdemeanor, which in Texas brings a fine approximately $2,000 and 180 days in jail.Sweat, who was noted at 6-foot-4 and 362 pounds last season, is a leading NFL draft possibility after winning the Outland Prize as the nation’s top interior lineman. He ended up the season with 2 sacks, 8 tackles for loss, 7 quarterback hurries, 4 pass breakups and 45 total tackles as Texas made the College Football Playoff.ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. rates Sweat as the No. 3 defensive tackle possibility in next month’s NFL draft, behind Texas’Byron Murphy II and Florida State’s Braden Fiske.

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