Texas receiver Agiye Hall was suspended indefinitely Friday by coach Steve Sarkisian in the wake of the player’s arrest on a criminal mischief charge.
According to Travis County records, Hall was arrested just after 9 p.m. Thursday by UT police and charged with a Class B misdemeanor. The police report obtained by the Austin American-Statesman said Hall did $600 worth of damage to a “vehicle boot.”
Class B misdemeanor charges result from damage totaling $100 to $750 in value. An attorney representing Hall declined to comment.
“We’re aware of the situation involving Agiye Hall, have talked with his family, and have suspended him indefinitely from all team activities for conduct that is detrimental to our program,” Sarkisian said in a statement issued Friday.
Hall transferred to Texas from Alabama this spring in search of a fresh start. Alabama coach Nick Saban suspended Hall in April for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
“Whether they’re academic or whatever, it doesn’t matter,” Saban told reporters in April. “Everyone has a responsibility and obligation to respect the principles and values and do what they need to do. They’re all there to help them be successful.”
Saban was then asked if Hall could rejoin the Tide, and the coach said Hall had already been given a second chance. His name was removed from Alabama’s online roster.
“I don’t know what his plans are for the future,” Saban said.
Hall was a four-star recruit and had four catches for 72 yards as a freshman. He appeared in only three games with the Crimson Tide.
Sarkisian was asked about Hall on Aug. 3 and said, “I think he's progressing.
“Transition is tough for everybody,” Sarkisian added. “I get all that. When you’re a true freshman and you’re thrust into some of the environments and big-time games he was in, are you prepared? Are you not?”
The coach said it’s the staff’s job to develop players so they can have an impact on the team.
“He’s got a lot of potential,” Sarkisian said. “I think he’s making progress and making strides. Not a finished product, and that’s OK. I don’t expect our guys be finished products. But what I do expect is growth. And I think we're seeing that.”
Staff writer Danny Davis contributed to this report.
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