Chris Beard Update: UT releases statement; Attorney claims ‘Coach is 100% innocent’

Here’s the latest on the Chris Beard saga that we have been following throughout the day.

Earlier today, there were multiple reports that University of Texas head men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested and charged with third degree felony assault on a family member / household member.

KVUE’s Tony Plohetski later reported that “Austin police spokesman Brandon Jones says it is alleged that Beard strangled a person at a home in Tarrytown. Officers responded to a 911 “disturbance-urgent” call at 2:07 a.m. Monday.”

Late this morning, Texas officials released the following statement:

With in the past hour, Plohetski tweeted the following from Beard’s attorney:

The Athletic’s Dana O’Neil has also tweeted an update on Beard’s current situation:

More on this story as it continues to develop.

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