Two Texas players face misdemeanor charges

Updated: October 29, 2003, 9:22 PM ET

AUSTIN, Texas -- Two Texas players face misdemeanor charges after another student accused them of confronting him on campus last month.

Starting cornerback Cedric Griffin, 20, was charged with interference with an emergency phone call. Third-string quarterback Matt Nordgren, 21, was charged with criminal mischief. Both charges are Class A misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

According to university police, Griffin and Nordgren had a verbal altercation with another student outside a campus dorm early Sept. 21. Nordgren is accused of kicking a student's car and causing damage. Griffin is accused of knocking a phone out of the student's hand when he tried to call police.

The players declined comment through a team spokesman.

Coach MackBrown said Wednesday he spoke to the players and their families and decided that neither player will be suspended for Saturday's game with Nebraska.

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