Update (July 25): Two more players were dismissed from the team according to multiple reports: senior running back Joe Bergeron and senior defensive back Josh Turner.
Bergeron, a North Mesquite native, was said to be “back in the mix” after being held out of spring practices for academic reasons. Bergeron’s dismissal comes just days after being praised by coach Strong for doing everything asked of him. He was dismissed for violating team rules.
Over the past three seasons, Bergeron ran for 1,392 yards and scored 25 touchdowns.
Turner, an Oklahoma City native, was said to be in violation of team rules as well and is the sixth player to be dismissed from the team since Strong arrived.
Turner played in all of Texas’ games last season and had accumulated 93 tackles and two interceptions during his career with the Longhorns.
Senior linebacker Kendall Thompson has also left the team but was not in violation of team rules. Thompson is leaving for health reasons related to concussions.
Original story (July 24): Two Texas football players have been kicked off the team according to a report by Orangebloods.com
Redshirt sophomore running back Jalen Overstreet and redshirt freshman defensive back Chevoski Collins were dismissed from the team after they violated team rules.
According to Orangebloods.com, the two players were a part of a group of teammates banned from Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center after violating the team’s core values. Strong said that the players would have to earn their right re-enter Moncrief.
Strong has continually made it clear that a violation of the team’s core values would result in a dismissal from the team. This report comes amidst the arrests of two Longhorn wide receivers, who were charged with sexual assault.
Overstreet played in nine games last season and rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Collins was redshirted during the 2013 season.