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Report: Texas WR Cayleb Jones charged with felony assault

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Cayleb Jones caught two passes in his true freshman 2012 season. (USATSI)
Cayleb Jones caught two passes as a true freshman in 2012. (USATSI)

Texas sophomore wide receiver Cayleb Jones could be in serious legal trouble after reports that he faces felony assault charges.

Orangebloods.com and Horns Nation each reported Tuesday that Jones has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly punching and fracturing the jaw of Texas tennis player Joseph Swaysland. Mack Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that Jones "has been suspended from all team activities pending the completion of the legal process."

Horns Nation reported the incident occurred Feb. 22 outside a bar in Austin and came in response to Swaysland's relationship with volleyball player Katherine Bell. Horns Nation reported court documents say Jones had threatened Swaysland on previous occasions.

The aggravated assault charge is a second-degree felony in the state of Texas, according to multiple reports.

A four-star recruit and prep All-American from nearby Austin High School, Jones played sparingly as a true freshman, recording two receptions for 35 yards. But the departure of Marquise Goodwin meant that Jones was expected to challenge for a starting spot in 2013.

Brown's full statement, from the Austin American-Statesman:

We are aware of Cayleb's situation and disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We have talked with Cayleb and his family, and he has been suspended from all team activities pending the completion of the legal process. Any further action will be handled at the conclusion of the legal process.
 
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