Ex-Texas Star T’Vondre Sweat, NFL Draft Prospect, Arrested for DWI

A leading NFL defensive recruit, T’Vondre Sweat, was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence.

The promising athlete, who used to be a defensive tackle at Texas, was taken into the Travis County Jail in Austin, Texas on a Sunday afternoon. Multiple reports suggest that Sweat will face a Class B misdemeanor charge following his arrest by the Austin police.

Sweat was booked at 2.12 p.m Central time, and the charge brings with it possible penalties including a fine of up to $2,000 and six months in prison, ESPN suggests.

Exiting the jail later on Sunday afternoon with his attorney, Sweat, a highly-touted defensive prospect in the NFL draft this year, remained silent next to his attorney who also didn’t comment to the local NBC affiliate KXAN News.

It is still uncertain when Sweat will appear in court to address this case. No comments were made by either Sweat or his attorney concerning how this situation might affect his position in the upcoming NFL draft.

Sweat is a top defensive recruit in this year’s draft, with ESPN placing him third among defensive tackle prospects and CBS Sports listing him as the 87th overall prospect in the draft.

After an impressive season playing for Texas, T’Vondre Sweat is projected to be picked in either the second or third round of the draft.

Throughout his last season in Austin, Sweat managed to get 45 tackles, 18 solo tackles, while losing eight tackles and achieving two sacks. Sweat was also named Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Year, became an All-American and won the Outland Trophy. In addition to this defensive prowess, Sweat contributed offensively by scoring a touchdown in the Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma.

Fans may find his name familiar as he is the younger sibling of Josh Sweat, who plays as a defensive end for the Eagles.

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