Kendall Sanders not the first Longhorn to face legal troubles
The Austin American Statesman reports that Kendall Sanders, the University of Texas wide receiver, has been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on early Saturday morning. The 18 year old was taken to the Brazos County Detention Center by Texas A&M police at 5:10 a.m. He was later released after posting a $3,000 bond Saturday morning at 7:43 a.m.
Coach Mack Brown issued a statement after the Texas DWI arrest, "We're aware of Kendall's situation, have talked with him and his family, and are disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We take a strong stance against drinking and driving and will continue to monitor this situation to get more details. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what's best for the university, Kendall Sanders and the team. One thing we have great pride in about our program is our family atmosphere and there also will be discipline handled within our family."
Kendall Sanders, who is a sophomore at the University of Texas, is not the first player to have legal issues this year. There have been three arrests of Longhorn football players since February of this year. Connor Brewer was arrested for possessing alcohol in February as well as a public intoxication charge. Cayleb Jones has been arrested for aggravated assault against Josy Swaysland, a member of the University of Texas tennis team. Swaysland will appear in court later this month.
Kendall Sanders prep All-American, all-state, three-time all-area and three-time first-team all-district performer at multiple positions has played in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He began playing football at the age of seven and continued to play throughout high school. He attended Athens High School where he helped lead Athens to an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs. Kendall Sanders also lettered in track and field and basketball.
At the University of Texas Kendall Sanders and Cayleb Jones have been fighting to see who would be the starter for the 2013-2014 Texas football season. With the suspension of Jones it is uncertain if he will remain with the Longhorns, which may have allowed Kendall Sanders to move into a starting role. Last year as a true freshman Sanders made an appearance in eleven Longhorn football games where he had two receptions for a total of fifteen yards.
Penalties for DWI in Texas
If Kendall Sanders is arrested for a Texas DWI he can expect to serve 3 to 180 days in jail, required to pay up to $2,000 in fines and penalties, and have his license suspended for 90 to 365 days.
Hiring a Texas DWI lawyer
Whether you are a top ranked football player like Kendall Sanders or not, if you are arrested for a Texas DWI it can be a serious offense. Contact a DWI lawyer for more information about whether you should plead guilty or fight the DWI charges. Do not try to fight your DWI arrest alone. State laws vary and penalties can be severe.