Texas' Alexis Wangmene arrested

Updated: February 23, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Authorities say suspended Texas forward Alexis Wangmene has been arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Texas coach Rick Barnes announced Tuesday night that Wangmene was suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules. Wangmene did not play in No. 5 Texas' 76-53 win over Iowa State, but was on the bench in street clothes.

Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said Wangmene was arrested early Sunday morning by Department of Public Safety officers in Austin and charged with driving while intoxicated. Wangmene was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond.

Texas spokesman Scott McConnell says Wangmene remains suspended and Barnes had no immediate comment.

Wangmene has played in 27 games this season, averaging 2.4 points.


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