Former Yoakum star suspended for Longhorns’ first game

Moore Arrested On Weapons Charge

A former Yoakum football star has been suspended by the Texas Longhorns.

Head coach Tom Herman announced during his Monday press conference that sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore has been suspended for Saturday’s season opener after he was arrested on Aug. 1 for a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon.

A sophomore from Yoakum, Moore was suspended, however the length of the suspension was unspecified by Herman. Moore won’t suit up for Saturday’s home game against Louisiana Tech.

“We’re gathering information,” Herman said Monday. “We’re hoping the legal process is concluded soon, but I’ll have to update you on that Monday because things can change.”

The charges Moore is facing were first reported by the Austin American-Statesman citing court records.

Moore had a court date to file the case on Aug. 22 and another hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.

Moore’s attorney, Mark Sampson, told KVUE that Moore’s team is “trying to resolve the case as quickly as possible but declined any further comment.”

Moore was practicing with the Longhorns and was in the midst of a productive camp before news of his legal situation became public.

In his freshman season at UT, Moore caught seven passes for 53 yards, and a touchdown before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in October.