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Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones was suspended for the Longhorns’ season opener against New Mexico State thanks to an off-the-field incident in February. Now, he won’t suit up for UT at all in 2013.

The university announced late Wednesday night that Jones will transfer. The sophomore has been given his unconditional release, but it’s not known yet to where he will transfer.

“We’ve talked to the Jones family and realize this was a very difficult decision,” Mack Brown said in a statement. “Cayleb is looking for a fresh start, and we understand that and are appreciative of everything he did for Texas. We will support him as he moves forward and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Jones, who played in 10 games last year, was originally charged with felony assault in March after he allegedly broke the jaw of a UT tennis player who was dating his former girlfriend.  The felony charge was ultimately reduced a month later, clearing the way for Jones’ return to the team. He was expected to see increased playing time this year behind Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley.

We’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Texas program,” said Jones’ father in a separate statement, “but we’ve talked about the situation as a family and we think it’s best for Cayleb to get a fresh start and transfer to another school.”

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9 Responses to “Texas announces suspended WR will transfer”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jul 25, 2013 10:12 AM

    A jealous fool! Caleb: All is fair in love and war. At least he didn’t beat-up the ex-girlfriend. He broke the jaw of the tennis player. Hope he paid a hefty out-of-court settlement for that.

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Jul 25, 2013 10:45 AM

    Ooooakay. Let’s all just take a deep breath, eh?

  3. gatiger says: Jul 25, 2013 1:15 PM

    One thing I love about college football is the jabbing, mocking, poking fun at one another. I hang around with guys from virtually all SEC schools and we love to pick at each other…….but its ALL in good fun.

    Things here tend to get mean. Don’t like it, staying away from reading comments more and more.

    Ben, John et al are reporting stories making headlines elsewhere. I seriously doubt if they consider the race of the person in the story.

    Just my opinion, but would be nice if a little civility could come through.

  4. goodfieldnohit says: Jul 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    Somehow, this is Johnny Manziel’s fault.

  5. kinggator says: Jul 25, 2013 5:08 PM

    What kind of football player loses his girlfriend to Kip the tennis player, then sucker punches him and gets asked to “transfer” – Hello North Alabama

  6. amosalanzostagg says: Jul 25, 2013 6:49 PM

    When this happened, I stated that he would never play another down at Texas. Why?

    Texas has a nasty habit of papering over “unpleasant” situations and giving the impression that the player made the decision to leave the program. A very nice settlement was paid to the the tennis player with the sign off on the payment being contingent that all the records will be sealed and stiff penalties on disclosure of any information pertaining to any event involving the University of Texas Athletic Department, it’s employees or representatives, including athletes, on any issues regarding the University will result in legal actions against the recipient.

    Have to protect the brand.

    RTR

  7. thegamecocker says: Jul 25, 2013 9:52 PM

    @amosalonzostagg

    Thanks for the update and its as I thought. Deloss Dodds and his henchmen “protecting the Brand”. Hope the tennis player received a lot of money from UTx. They should pay for recruiting this felon to be on their campus.

  8. atmason says: Jul 26, 2013 3:34 AM

    Mac is done. He can’t handle the program anymore, just like Switzer after 10 years at the helm. Great job, but cooked.

  9. bamafan73 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:21 AM

    Mack Brown has done a lot for Texas for many years. If I had a vote I would have to let Mack find other employment.

    Texas has been going down hill the past four years. He always has a top 10 recruiting classes but can’t get these recruits to play up to their potential.

    Mack had a very successful program with Texas for many years. He brings in a lot of money in the past. I know whatever decision Texas makes there will be a split between the fans on the decision.

    This could be the year he turns it around. All we can do is wait and see.

    Try to hook em horns

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