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Texas Suspends Jones And Sanders For Season Opener

By Nate Woelfel



Wide receiver Cayleb Jones (left) is one of two Texas receivers suspended for the season opener due to an off-field incident. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Cayleb Jones (left) is one of two Texas receivers suspended for the season opener due to an off-field incident. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Texas head coach Mack Brown announced Monday that wide receivers Cayleb Jones and Kendall Sanders are suspended for the Longhorns season opener against New Mexico State on Aug. 31.

The pair of sophomores were suspended for separate off-field incidents.

Jones was taken into custody in March after hitting Texas tennis player Joey Swaysland. Jones was charged with aggravated assault, but the charges have since been reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sanders was picked up and charged with DWI in early April.

"We feel like they have gone through a disciplinary action that has not been public, that's in house, and also our policy with football has been that a young man that gets charged with the law misses a ball game in the fall," Brown said in a press conference Monday.

Jones and Sanders each appeared in 10 games during their freshman seasons and combined to make four catches for 50 yards.