Suspended safety Johnson to transfer to another school

Updated: June 11, 2007, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas safety Robert Joseph, who was suspended after being charged with misdemeanor burglary of a vehicle, said Monday he will transfer to another school.

Joseph was jailed Saturday after running from a security guard who found him sitting in a car that didn't belong to him at a downtown hotel, according to his arrest affidavit. He later posted bond and was released but was suspended from the team by coach Mack Brown.

"I've really enjoyed my time at Texas, but I think it's in my best interest now to transfer and get a fresh start," Joseph said in a statement released by the school. "I don't know where I'm going to go yet, but I hope to continue working towards my dream of playing in the NFL."

Joseph, a sophomore, played in seven games last season but missed the last six with a shoulder injury. He had 14 tackles as a backup safety and special teams player.

He was the second Texas player arrested this month. On June 1, junior defensive end Henry Melton was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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