2 Longhorns suspended for BYU game

FILE. (AP Photo)
FILE. (AP Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Charlie Strong suspended two offensive linemen ahead of the Longhorns’ matchup with BYU this Saturday.

Senior offensive tackle Desmond Harrison and junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle will not play this week after violating team rules. Harrison was also suspended for the opener for violating team rules, but was scheduled to be back on the field this week before Strong suspended him again. Estelle did not play in last year’s Alamo Bowl after being ruled academically ineligible.

The suspensions are not the first handed down by the Longhorns new coach this season. Wide receiver Daje Johnson and safety Josh Turner are still serving out their suspension following rules violations.

Running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet, and safety Chevoski Collins were all dismissed before the season started for breaking core values put into place by Strong.

Strong said in July that wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, who were suspended after being arrested on sexual assault charges, will not be allowed to return regardless of how their legal cases turn out.

Texas hosts BYU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

  • http://kxan.com/2014/09/23/texas-offensive-tackle-kennedy-estelle-dismissed-from-team/ Texas offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle dismissed from team | KXAN.com

    […] started the Longhorns’ first game, a 38-7 win over North Texas, but was suspended soon after and hadn’t played since, missing losses to BYU and UCLA. He is the ninth player dismissed by Strong in his first […]

blog comments powered by Disqus