The Travis County District Attorney’s office confirmed Wednesday that prosecutors are revisiting the case against Texas men’s basketball head coach Chris Byrd to determine whether it will proceed.
In its first public comments since Byrd’s December 12 arrest on domestic violence charges, the office said it was “evaluating all evidence, including recent allegations and all evidence gathered by law enforcement.”
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“Our office takes all allegations of domestic violence seriously,” the statement said. “In each case, we strive to work towards solving the unique challenges presented.”
When the review may be completed is unknown.
Austin police arrested Byrd at a home in Tarrytown after answering an 911 call. Randy Trew, the woman Bird is engaged to, told police that he had raped her, strangled her, and bit her.
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Two weeks later, Tru released a statement through her lawyer, in which she said Beard may have acted in self-defense and that he never strangled her. According to her statement, Tru also said she didn’t want him arrested.
Beard remains suspended from UT indefinitely without pay. The university said it was also conducting an internal investigation. Deputy head coach Rodney Terry has been leading the team as acting coach since December 12.