AUSTIN (KXAN) — A misdemeanor charge against Texas Longhorns football player Agiye Hall was dismissed on Friday.
Hall, who is 19 and a sophomore wide receiver who transferred from the University of Alabama over the summer, was arrested by UT police and later charged with criminal mischief after an incident in August that led to his suspension from the team.
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Logan Campbell of law firm Gergen, Hale and Campbell said the charge was dismissed due to “prosecuting discretion”.
“Since this allegation, Agiye has made positive changes that he continues to build on. We are grateful for the prompt resolution of the matter,” Campbell said in a statement to KXAN.
According to the arrest affidavit, Hall damaged a parking locker placed on his car by UT Parking and Transportation with a tire iron on Aug. 11 at the intersection of 20th Street and San Jacinto.
Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian said at the time that Hall had been suspended from the team indefinitely but was later reinstated and played three games this season. His first game after his suspension was the 41-20 win over UTSA on September 20. He played against Texas Tech and West Virginia, landing a catch for seven yards against the Red Raiders.
Since he has played less than four games this season, he is eligible to use a redshirt this year and not lose a year of eligibility, and Sarkisian said the plan is for him to take a redshirt this year.
“It’s been a bit long since he’s been here. He has his ups and downs,” Sarkisian said during an October 20 media availability session. from U.S.
He played seven games in his true first season at Alabama. He caught two assists against Georgia in the national championship game.