Andre Jones In Custody
Andre Jones

Posted Aug 3, 2007

According to the Travis County Sheriff's office, Texas defensive tackle Andre Jones has turned himself in to authorities and is now in custody.

According to the Travis County Sheriff's office, Andre Jones is now in custody after turning himself in.

On Friday, Texas head coach Mack Brown addressed the Jones situation for the first time. In a release from UT, Brown said:

"We are disappointed to hear about the recent allegations against Dre Jones. They are very serious charges. We will cooperate with authorities through the legal process and support Dre any way we can. We've talked with Dre and his family and have decided to suspend him indefinitely. He will not be involved in any team functions at this time, pending the completion of the legal process."

On the recent arrests in general, Brown said:

"I am extremely disappointed that four of our student-athletes have had issues with the law this summer. That is not reflective of the high standard of class, character and integrity we have established at Texas for many years. Its a shame that these recent events have generated a great deal of negative attention, because I do think that overall, this is as good of a group of kids that I've ever coached. I think that will show over time."

More on the case from Inside Texas:

Arrest Warrant Issued for Andre Jones

The Inside Texas Message Boards

More on the story from various media outlets:

UT tackle turns self in on aggravated robbery charge
Houston Chronicle

Andre Jones in custody on robbery charge
Austin American-Statesman

Texas tackle Jones charged with aggravated robbery
Associated Press

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