Two Texas receivers reinstated; Will miss opener
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]exas coach Mack Brown met with the media Monday and revealed that suspended wide receivers Cayleb Jones and Kendall Sanders have been reinstated to the team and can participate in all team activities. Both Jones and Sanders will miss the Longhorns season opener against New Mexico State as part of their punishment.
Jones was suspended in mid-March after being charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony in the state of Texas. The charge stemmed from a Feb. 22 incident in which Jones allegedly broke the jaw of Longhorns tennis player Joseph Swaysland in an unprovoked assault. The tennis player was dating UT volleyball player Khat Bell, who previously dated Jones.
The felony charge was reduced a month later, clearing the way for Jones’ return.
Sanders was arrested for driving while intoxicated on April 6.
Jones and Sanders were 4-star members of the Longhorns’ 2012 recruiting class. Jones (6-3, 200) had just two receptions for 35 yards as a true freshman while Sanders (6-0, 183) had two catches for 15 yards, but both were expected to take on much bigger roles in this fall.
Jones was expected to start in the No. 3 receiver role, and Sanders, who caught turned a short reception into a 24-yard TD in the spring game, was expected to take over the spot vacated by Marquise Goodwin.
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