Reports: Ex-Texas DT T’Vondre Sweat arrested for DWI

Former Texas defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year last season, was arrested in Austin, Texas on Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to multiple reports.

The Outland Trophy winner and unanimous first-team All-American was booked into Travis County Jail at 2:12 p.m. CT on Sunday. He later posted $3,000 bond and was released.

Driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas, according to multiple reports.

KXAN-TV in Austin displayed video of Sweat’s release from jail and the player walked out with a towel covering his head and a mask obscuring part of his face. Sweat was asked if he had a comment and an attorney walking with him said, “we’re not talking about the incident.”

Sweat’s arrest comes less than three weeks before the start of the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 366-pound Sweat is expected to be among the first defensive tackles to be selected and he might be chosen in the first round.

Sweat had 45 tackles (eight for a loss) and two sacks last season. He also caught a touchdown pass.

Sweat had 128 stops (17.5 for a loss) and 5.0 sacks in 62 games over five seasons with the Longhorns.

The draft is April 25-27 in Detroit.

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