Less than two hours before tipoff of its game against Rice on Monday night, Texas confirmed its embattled men's basketball coach won't be on the sideline.
The university announced it has indefinitely suspended Chris Beard without pay following the second-year coach's arrest early Monday morning on a felony domestic violence charge.
“The University takes matters of interpersonal violence involving members of its community seriously," the Texas statement read. "Given the information available, The University has suspended Chris Beard from his position as head coach of Men’s Basketball and will withhold his pay until further notice."
Beard, 49, was charged with third-degree assault on a family or household member/impeding breath circulation, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.