The domestic violence charges against former Texas basketball coach Chris Beard were dismissed by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, about two months after himand charged with third degree assault. beard was In early January, less than two weeks after his fiancée, Randi Trew, publicly recanted some of the allegations detailed in the police report.
“After a careful and thorough review of the evidence, recent public statements, and considering Ms. Trew’s wishes, our office has determined that the crime cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in a statement.
Austin Police Department said they received a call about a disturbance call around 12:15 a.m. on December 15. Officers found a woman at the scene who said she was attacked and strangled by Beard, who was taken to jail within hours. That evening he was suspended from school without pay.
Trewa week later he claimed to be the initiator of the altercation. However, that wasn’t enough to save Beard’s job. In a written response to Beard’s attorney, the university claimed that Beard “engaged in unacceptable conduct that renders him unfit to serve as our university’s head coach.”
Beard, 49, enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of college basketball’s coaching ranks, which made his sudden fall all the more startling. He was in his second season in Texas, his alma mater, after a successful five-year run at Texas Tech. Given his strong track record on the pitch, Beard’s coaching future will be a topic of discussion in the coming months as sporting directors with open coaching positions weigh the seriousness of the initial allegations against the charges that were ultimately dismissed.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/felony-charge-against-former-texas-coach-chris-beard-dropped-two-months-following-arrest/ The felony charges against former Texas coach Chris Beard were dropped two months after the arrest