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Gun charge leads Texas WR Joshua Moore to season-opening suspension

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Facing a misdemeanor gun charge, Texas wide receiver Joshua Moore has been suspended from the season opener. Texas head coach Tom Herman announced the suspension on Monday, but he did not dictate how long the suspension may last.

“We’re gathering information,” Herman said Monday, according to ESPN. “We’re hoping the legal process is concluded soon.”

A suspension while any legal process is playing out is the standard operating procedure for most situations, and this will apparently be no different.

Moore was arrested earlier this month and charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon. The weapon in question was a pistol, which was loaded.

Moore played in six games for Texas in 2018, in which he recorded 53 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions as a freshman. His 2018 season was cut short due to a season-ending injury midway through the season.

Texas opens the 2019 season with a home game against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Aug. 31 in primetime. The Longhorns face LSU in Austin in Week 2.