As if the Texas Longhorns wide receiving corp wasn’t going to be depleted enough with the loss of senior star Jordan Shipley, ESPN is reporting tonight that tight end Dan Buckner, who shifted in to the “flex end” position when injuries ravaged the Longhorns TE depth, would transfer less than 24 hours after he was arrested in College Station, Texas.
Buckner, who started six games yet played in all 14, was Texas’ third-leading wide receiver in 2009, with 45 catches for 442 yards and four TDs on the season. Apparently, Buckner was busted for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after visiting a female acquaintance at her residence, causing a disturbance, and then refusing to leave the premises when police arrived.
While Buckner and his family believe the charges will be dropped, head coach Mack Brown agreed with the family that it was best for Buckner to transfer to another school and get a fresh start. Thus, he has officially been released from the team and it is unclear at this time where Buckner will transfer.
Hopefully, this ends a rash of off-field issues for the ‘Horns football team this year, including academic ineligibility, DUIs, and criminal arrests. On the plus side, Texas has used the issues to clear some roster space to hopefully bring in even more freshman talent to the program.
Seriously, if you’re going to cause a disturbance in College Station, at least do something to the offend the Aggies – for that, he probably would have gotten some extra book money added to his scholarship.