McNeal suspended following violation of team rules


Sophomore wide receiver DeAndre McNeal was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for “violating team rules,” according to Anwar Richardson of McNeal will likely not be with the team when Texas begins fall practices on Saturday. 

The suspension comes before a critical training camp for McNeal. The 6-foot-2 receiver aimed to move his way up an already-crowded depth chart after primarily contributing on special teams last season.

McNeal arrived in Austin in 2015 alongside sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson, his teammate at Poteet High School in Mesquite. But off-field issues hindered his freshman season. McNeal told reporters that head coach Charlie Strong guaranteed him the first touch of the season against Notre Dame, and often took to Twitter in order to vent his frustrations.

McNeal tallied just one rush for nine yards and one special teams tackle in 10 games last season. The timetable for his return is unknown.