Austin police investigating Texas athletes on robbery charges
AUSTIN (AP) _ Police say they're investigating separate cases of
assault and robbery downtown that investigators believe may have
been committed by people in the University of Texas athletic
Police won't identify the suspects, say how many are being
investigated or if they are members of the second-ranked Longhorns
football team. The Longhorns are scheduled to play top-ranked
Southern California in the Rose Bowl on January 4th.
Three Austin television stations reported that the suspects are
football players. No charges have been filed.
Athletic department spokesman Nick Voinis says school officials
are evaluating the information and can't yet comment.
Police say the incidents occurred September 4th and December
10th. A handgun was allegedly used in one of them.
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