Posted August 31st, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Texas starting defensive tackle [tag]Lamarr Houston[/tag] was arrested and charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning. He was involved in a minor traffic accident at 3am in Austin and failed a field sobriety test given to him by police officers on the scene. Houston was taken to the Travis County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Mack Brown released an official statement on Houston’s arrest earlier today:

“We’re aware of Lamarr’s situation and are disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We take a strong stance against drinking and driving and will thoroughly investigate this situation,” said coach Mack Brown . “Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what’s best for the university, Lamarr and the team. One thing we have really prided ourselves on in our program is our family atmosphere, and this will be handled within our family.”

Since that statement word has come down that Houston will miss at least next week’s game with [tag]UTEP[/tag]. No official information yet on if Houston will miss additional games. Lamarr is a young man with no previous issues and has twice been on the AD’s Honor Roll. Last year Sergio Kindle and Henry Melton were each given three game suspensions under similar circumstance, so the depending on the situation Houston would likely be back by the start of conference play against Colorado at the latest.

Let’s hope Lamarr has learned from his mistake and never gets behind the wheel drunk again. An arrest and a suspension are a light punishment considering the chances you’re taking with your own life and others when you drink and drive.

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3 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Matt

    Sometimes it just amazes me that they don’t learn from other player’s previous mistakes.

  2. reply to  #2

    nate

    agreed, it something that just keeps happening… but its not limited to athletes, i know we probably all know friends who repeat these same type of mistakes even though they have seen the impact from others… although with athletes you would think they have a number of ways (like the cap metro drunk buses) to get a ride home

  3. reply to  #3

    Brian

    No kidding. I know kids drink and I know they hang out late and party but you CAN’T FREAKING DRINK AND DRIVE. Heck this applies to everyone, not just football players or even college kids. I don’t get it. Just not smart.

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