This is not a good look, and something Charlie Strong won’t put up with. Texas Longhorns offensive guard Kent Perkins was arrested on Friday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated, Austin police confirmed to Hookem.com.
Perkins, a senior offensive lineman, was booked into the Travis County Jail at 4:54 a.m., according to jail records.
Austin Police Department Lt. Brian Gretzner said officers pulled Perkins over near 18th and San Antonio streets, just southwest of the UT campus, at 2:52 a.m. and took him into custody without incident.
On the field, Perkins has been a key member of the Longhorns’ offensive line, having started 26 games in his career.
Texas coach Charlie Strong has said players can lose their scholarship by breaking one of his five core values. Be honest, no guns, no stealing, no drugs and players must treat women with respect.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound road grader started for Texas against Notre Dame and Cal at right guard. He missed the UTEP game with an injury.