|Texas WR Billy Pittman suspended 3 games for borrowing friend's car|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 31 August 2007 15:44|
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -Texas suspended wide receiver Billy Pittman for three games Friday after learning he broke NCAA amateurism rules by borrowing a friend's car this summer.|
In a statement, the Longhorns did not identify the friend but said the person had no connections to the school.
Pittman, a senior, was already going to miss Saturday's game for No. 4 Texas against Arkansas State with a shoulder injury. He will be eligible to return Sept. 22 against Rice.
``I want everyone to know I'm really sorry,'' Pittman said. ``It was an honest mistake and I'll do everything I can to make up for it.''
Pittman has 69 catches for 1,206 yards and nine touchdowns over the last two seasons.
He's the latest Texas player suspended for off-field issues this summer. Linebacker Sergio Kindle and defensive end Henry Melton are also suspended three games after both were charged with drunken driving.
A third player, freshman linebacker Dre Jones, was suspended indefinitely after being charged with aggravated robbery. A fourth player, former safety Robert Joseph, was charged in the same incident. Joseph had already left the team after being arrested in a separate incident over the summer.
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