Texas sophomore offensive lineman has been kicked off the team by head coach for an unspecified “violation of team rules.” Rumors are swirling about what Burnette did, but it appears it is related to comments he made about last night’s election results on his Facebook page. He has reportedly apologized and is aware of his mistake, hopefully he will grow and learn from it but that won’t happen as a member of the Texas football team.
Burnette played in seven games this year as Chris Hall’s backup at center. Burnette’s departure leaves true freshman as the primary backup at both guard and center.
Update: Burnette has sent out a formal apology to the AP. Read it. (9:49 pm)