What do you do if you're in a three way battle for the starting running back spot for the Texas Longhorns? Well, if you're Vondrell McGee, staying out all night partying and then getting popped just after 3:00 am for DUI sounds like a good idea. Well that's what they do at Texas. At least that's what McGee decided to do Saturday night and into Sunday morning. In keeping up with another Longhorn tradition, Mack Brown dropped the hammer by suspending McGee for the first game of the season. Looks like they're going to have to try and find another way to get around that stingy Rice defense.
McGee, who will be a senior next fall, was charged with a class B misdemeanor. It carries a maximum fine of $2,000 and/or a jail term of up to 180 days. In a statement issued Tuesday, Brown said school officials will investigate the situation and McGee "will miss at least the first game next season and will be working with the scout team until he is eligible to play."
Texas opens its season Sept. 4 against Rice at Reliant Stadium in HoustonÖ. If the length of the suspension is not increased, McGee would be able to play Sept. 11 against Wyoming in Austin. - Source
With Breathalyzer readings of 0.125 and 0.126 (legal limit is .08), McGee became the fourth Longhorn to be arrested since last November and the third for DUI during that span. And we thought that all they drank in Austin was the orange kool aid.