McCoy, Hicks Suspended for Alamo Bowl
The Texas Longhorns will be without backup quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks against the Oregon State Beavers in Saturday’s Alamo Bowl, according to Chip Born of Orangebloods.com.
A source close to the team said the two were caught violating curfew. But there could be more to the story.
On Friday, Texas head coach Mack Brown announced during a press conference that police were investigating an alleged sexual assault and that two of his Texas players may be linked to the event.
“This has been reported: We had a couple young men that broke team rules last night. They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home,” Brown said. “They will not be available for the game and I will not address any more questions in that matter.”
A police reported, which has been heavily redacted but could still hold some truth, said the event occurred on Friday morning when a 21-year-old woman invited two men back to her hotel room. The woman told police she had several drinks before entertaining the men. When police found her, she had several bruises on her right knee and left biceps.
“No arrests have been made; (the case) is still being currently investigated,” said San Antonio policeman Matthew Porter. “There is no timetable for the investigation.”
McCoy, younger brother of NFL quarterback Colt McCoy, has yet to be a factor this season. In fact, he only has one start under his belt (against Kansas State), accruing only 722 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He has been overlooked recently, due to the progress of quarterback David Ash.
Meanwhile, Hicks was a starter until he went down on the disabled list with a hip injury for most of the season. He’s only recorded 17 total tackles on the season and has fallen significantly down the Texas depth chart.
Still, their role in the investigation doesn’t bring about any good media attention for the Longhorns, who’ve dropped out of the spotlight this season with a disappointing 8-4 season. And unfortunately, the suspension of these two players will undoubtedly bring some offseason repercussions.