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Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:01 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier this month Texas safety Christian Scott was suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested for assault. Scott assaulted Jeanne Somers Doyle while she was in the process of repossessing his car, dragging her from the vehicle and throwing her to the ground before speeding away in his car.

Scott pleaded no contest to the charges and has now been reinstated to the team, though he'll be forced to sit out the first three games of the season.

“We’re disappointed any time once of our players makes a poor decision, and Christian understands he made a mistake,” said head coach Mack Brown in a statement. “He has taken responsibility, is accepting the consequences of his actions and has returned to the team. He will be working with the scout team until he is eligible to play.”

Along with missing the team's first three games, Scott has been given two years of deferred adjudication. Which means that he could suffer some serious consequences should he be arrested again during the next two years. He's also been sentenced to 40 hours of community service, will have to attend a stress management course and pay restitution to Doyle and pay for court costs. 
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

Oklahoma fans should not even comment on the Texas program. At least he gets some punishment. What happened to Kenny Stills for his DUI? He couldnt practice for a week or what? This week one of your felons....I mean student athletes isnt being punished at all...again, so worry about your own team. After the summer you have had I would think you have enough problems of your own to worry about.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

At least he got his car repossessed. At OU the players dont have to worry about that since the boosters make the payments.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

This is much worse than the LSU bar fight, where it appears the players were responding to racial taunts.  Dumb sure but also understandable.  Assault on a woman is much, much more severe.  If three games is the going penalty for assaulting women, then defending oneself from racial smears gets one what?  Suspended for a quarter?



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

If Obama doesn't pay his why should Christain pay his?



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

“We’re disappointed any time once of our players makes a poor decision, and Christian understands he made a mistake,” said head coach Mack Brown in a statement.

That's right, he should have made his car payment. One would think he'd have learned that when his car was reposessed last year!





Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

Sorry to see our Longhorns behave so badly.  Fortunately he did not hurt the repo woman more.  Had her head hit the pavement she could have lost her life.  I imagine she and the DA were satisfied with the judgment.  Three games doesn't sound like enough.  This was more than "a poor decision," Mack Brown.  This was a violent act against a woman by a strong football player who couldn't afford his car.  Two years is a long time to stay out of trouble so we will see if Scott is on a downward spiral or if he learned it is time to grow up.



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

This is the second time he has had his car repo'd. I have an idea. Pay your bills. With character guys like this, it is no wonder Texas finished 5-7. As a coach, I wouldnt want this kind of guy on my football team.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

He only got a three game suspension but he is receiving punishment in other formats outside of football. He made a poor choice and is accepting the consequences for his actions. He didn't kill the girl or beat her up. He dragged her from his car and through her down so he could get away. Not an action that deserves permanent dismissal from the team.



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott for three games

Lets not act like this is the first time Mack hasn't disciplined anyone. Sergio Kindle ring a bell? This guy had like 2 previous DUI's. He ran his car into an apartment building at 2AM in the morning and left the scene of the accident. It was his senior year and was the star LB for Texas. He didnt get one game. This is PAR for the course with Mack Brown. After last years 5-7 record, it is win at all costs this year.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Just Win Baby!

Get him back for the important games!!! 


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