Coach Chris Beard Was Arrested For Allegedly Strangling A Family Member, And Texas Promptly Suspended Him!

Texas Basketball Coach Chris Beard Suspended

Chris Beard, the head coach of the University of Texas men’s basketball team, was arrested early on Monday morning after he allegedly strangled a woman in his home. Beard, 49, turned himself into the Travis County Sheriff’s Office at 4:18 a.m. CT on an assault charge, which is classified as a third-degree felony.

Law enforcement officers were dispatched to a “The term “disturbance hot shot” is used to describe a 9-1-1 call for an incident that poses an “immediate threat to life and/or public safety” (i.e. shootings, stabbings, rapes, riots). These messages are sent out as soon as possible.”

Monday at 4:45 p.m., the Austin Police Department issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Beard: “The Austin Police Department (APD) received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance in the 1900 block of Vista Lane on December 12, 2022, at around 12:15 a.m. According to the caller, the argument had ended and one of the parties involved had left the residence.

After receiving a call, APD officers located a woman who reported that Christopher Michael Beard had attacked and strangled her. Beard was arrested and taken to the Travis County Jail. He’s been charged with a third-degree felony for allegedly assaulting his wife by strangling or suffocating her.”

The state of Texas put Beard on indefinite leave without pay on Monday night.

The University said in a statement, “The University takes matters of interpersonal violence involving members of its community seriously.” “On the basis of the available evidence, the University has suspended Chris Beard from his role as head coach of the Men’s Basketball team and will withhold his salary until further notice. For tonight’s game against Rice, associate head coach Rodney Terry will take over as head coach.”

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On Monday afternoon, Beard appeared before a magistrate judge in Austin Municipal Court, where bail was set at $10,000. Beard is prohibited from coming within 200 yards of the woman or the 9-1-1 caller’s home by a protective order that is in effect until at least February 10, 2023. Beard is similarly prohibited from possessing a firearm at this time. Beard is also allowed to talk to the case’s complainant, but he can’t use any kind of intimidation or threat when doing so.

She Also Reported To Police That She “Just Did Not Feel Safe”

Christopher was interviewed at the scene and “stated that he had audio recordings of the incident where he was not the primary aggressor,” the report states. When asked if he was willing to release the recordings after Christopher’s statement, he said he wasn’t.

Officers also observed obvious signs of trauma, such as bite marks, abrasions, and cuts.

She Also Reported To Police That She Just Did Not Feel Safe

The following statement was issued by Beard’s attorney to the local media on Monday morning. The attorney writes that the complainant wants the charges against Beard to be dropped.

Beard was stolen by Texas in 2021 from Big 12 rival Texas Tech. Beard shot to the top of the coaching ranks with the Red Raiders and during his brief time with Little Rock. Beard spent five years at Texas Tech, where he went 112-55 and reached the 2019 national championship game. In his one season at Little Rock, he went 30-5 and made it to the NCAA Tournament.

Beard, who was the Longhorns’ manager when Tom Penders was in charge, has made a strong debut with his alma mater. In his first year as head coach, Texas had a 22-8 record and made the NCAA Tournament. In 2022-23, Texas is off to a 7-1 start and has climbed as high as No. 2 in the AP Top 25.

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Chris Beard, Head Coach Of The Texas Men’s Basketball Team, Was Arrested For Assault And Subsequently Suspended Without Pay

Chris Beard, the men’s basketball coach at The University of Texas, was taken into custody early on Monday morning and charged with domestic assault. As soon as he posted the bond (in the amount of $10,000), he was free to go.

The Longhorns’ head coach of two years has been suspended “until further notice” without pay. On Monday night’s game against Rice, the Longhorns’ associate head coach Rodney Terry will take the reins as head coach.

Beard, according to Austin police spokesman Brandon Jones, is suspected of choking someone at a residence in the Tarrytown area of West Austin. It was Monday at 2:07 a.m. CT when police were called to a “disturbance-urgent” call.

Records from the Travis County (Texas) jail indicate that Beard was booked at 4:18 a.m. CT on the date of his arrest. Assault on a member of his own family or household with the intent to prevent breathing is a felony of the third degree, which he is being charged with.

Final Words

After Chris Beard’s early Monday morning arrest in Austin, Texas on a felony domestic violence charge, the University of Texas suspended him from his position as head coach of the men’s basketball team. According to the authorities, he attempted to choke a family member to death during an assault.


  • Karan Sirari

    I am an author and a public speaker. I was born in India and have travelled to many different countries. I have a masters in public communication from California University and I love to write about famous peoples from different industries.


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