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Former Texas DL T’Vondre Sweat Arrested for DWI

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Former Texas defensive lineman and potential first-round NFL Draft pick T’Vondre Sweat was arrested on Sunday afternoon for driving while intoxicated.

According to multiple reports, Sweat was apprehended by the Austin Police Department on Sunday afternoon and taken to Travis County Jail.


The setback for Sweat is unfortunate, as the Texas native quickly emerged as one of the most dominant defensive players in the Big 12 Conference and the country last season. Prior to the arrest, multiple mock draft websites labeled Sweat as a late first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Sweat was named the Big 12 Conference defensive player of the year in 2023 and also took home the Outland Trophy, an award given to the top interior lineman in college football. Sweat was a key piece in Texas’ run toward their first Big 12 Championship win since 2009.

Driving while intoxicated is labeled as a Class B misdemeanor, which, according to Harris County laws, is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of as much as $2,000, or both.

While several top NFL prospects have overcome setbacks leading up to draft night, notably including offensive lineman Laramie Tunsil, who had a photo leaked of himself smoking out of a gas mask bong, Sweat became one of many recent examples of players facing legal adversity after finishing their college career.

The opening rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft take place in Detroit on April 25th-27th.

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