Backup quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication.
Sgt. Robert Weyand confirmed this morning that UTPD arrested a Texas football player for public intoxication. Weyand said the arrest took place outside of Jester Center and that the player was taken to the Travis County Jail.
Head coach Mack Brown said the program is monitoring the situation and will let the legal process play out.
“We're aware of Connor's situation and are disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” Brown said in a statement. “We've talked with his family and will continue to monitor the situation … We've always prided ourselves in our program's family atmosphere, and this will be handled within our family."
According to county records, Brewer was booked at 2:49 a.m. Saturday. Three offenses are listed: public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol and a traffic offense, although no charges were filed for the minor in possession offense.
With David Ash having two years of eligibility left and Case McCoy entering his senior season, Brewer is considered by some to be the Longhorns' quarterback of the future.
According to the recruiting website Rivals.com, Brewer was a four-star prospect coming out of Chaparral High (Chandler, Ariz.). The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder won three state titles in high school and was one of the most highly touted players Texas signed before last season.
Brewer redshirted in 2012.