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Chris Beard, the head coach of the University of Texas men’s basketball team, was arrested during the early morning hours on Monday and charged with third-degree assault on a family member.
Beard, 49, was arrested after Austin Police reportedly responded to a “disturbance hot shot,” which the department says are incidents that “are in progress and are an immediate threat to life and/or public safety (i.e. shootings, stabbings, rapes, riots).”
Austin Police responded to a "disturbance hot shot," per spokesperson, at 12:15 a.m. to the 1900 block of Vista Lane.
Beard was charged in the 4 a.m. hour.
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The University of Texas responded to the news in a brief statement.
“The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard,” the statement said. “We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process.”
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Beard has been the head coach of the team for two years now since signing a seven-year contract that pays him $5 million per year.
The Austin American-Statesman reported that a clause in his contract allows to the school to suspend or terminate him if “any conduct (a) that the University administration reasonably determines is clearly unbecoming to a Head Coach and reflects poorly on the University, the Program, or The University of Texas System; or (b) resulting in a criminal charge being brought against Head Coach involving a felony, or any crime involving theft, dishonesty, or moral turpitude.”
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