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Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:28 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2012 11:41 am
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Thursday, Mack Brown confirmed previous reports that rising junior defensive tackle Calvin Howell was leaving the Longhorns and transferring to a yet-to-be-determined location. Brown cited "personal reasons" as the cause of Powell's decision, but it's possible that decision was connected -- in part -- to a Jan. 29 arrest on marijuana possession charges.

The current police blotter for the San Marcos Record shows that a Calvin Trent Howell, 20, was arrested and charged with "possession of marijuana less than 2 oz." at 4:44 a.m. Sunday in San Marcos, Texas, a city located in-between Austin and Howell's hometown of San Antonio.

The charge is a Class B misdemeanor. The Austin-American Statesman reported Friday that, per the arrest report, Howell had been pulled over while speeding. Officers then smelled marijuana in the car and found a small amount on Howell's person.

Though the Longhorns have their usual array of high-caliber talent still remaining at defensive tackle, including new 335-pound juco signee Brandon Moore, the loss of Howell could sting all the same come the 2012 season. Howell started seven games in 2011 for Texas, including the season opener, finishing with 16 tackles, one sack, and one tackle-for-loss. With senior Kheeston Randall having graduated, the 'Horns will now be replacing both nominal starting tackles in the middle of their 4-3 defensive front.

Howell is just the latest of a number of postseason transfers for the 'Horns, a list that includes one-time blue-chip receiver Darius White and former starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

HT: Burnt Orange Nation

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:37 am
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

What is not a shocker is that Howell is not on the team anymore.  It is very safe to say he was excused (forced transfer) after the incident.  The difference btwn Mack and many others is that he will not continually give chances.  Mack is not always a 1 strike and your out kinda coach, but he certainly does not drag his feet when players screw up.  You and I both know Aggsy is hot on his trail....the scent of sloppy seconds is in the air....thththth...here little brother.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:32 am
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

Unfortunate for Howell and good luck to him.  By all accounts D White was and is a cancer.  GG...well the numbers don't lie. 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:02 pm
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

Do your homework, before engaging your mouth.....Tongue out



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:47 pm
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

Typical pompus Texas fan comment.  They are always better than others.  You better get a new coach if you want to win any more championships.  There aren's too many Vince Young's around.



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

EX-Texas player.  That's the difference between Texas and A&M and ou.  Howell would still be a player for those other schools




Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Texas DT transfer Howell arrested for possession

Shocker...a UT football player arrested. 


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