The University of Texas announced on Wednesday that suspended sophomore wide receiver Cayleb Jones will transfer from the school. Jones was suspended from the football program in mid-March after being charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly breaking the jaw of a University of Texas tennis player. According to the initial police report, Jones found an ex-girlfriend of his, Longhorns volleyball star Katherine Bell, speaking with tennis player Joey Swaysland. Upon the discovery, Jones assaulted Swaysland, hitting him with a devastating punch.
Robert Jones, the father of Cayleb, released a statement on Thursday regarding the situation:
We want to thank coach Brown, coach Wyatt and all of the staff for everything they’ve done for Cayleb and our family. We’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Texas program, but we’ve talked about the situation as a family, and we think it’s best for Cayleb to get a fresh start and transfer to another school. We know he will miss his teammates and playing for the Longhorns, but we believe this move is in his best interest (ESPN).
the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones caught two passes for the Longhorns last season but was expected to contend for a bigger role this fall.