Texas Offensive Lineman Kent Perkins Suspended For Oklahoma State Game

The Texas Longhorns will travel to Stillwater for their conference opener without their most experienced offensive lineman. Following a weekend DWI arrest, senior guard Kent Perkins was suspended for one game by head coach Charlie Strong.

An admittedly upset Strong said on Monday that Perkins would receive, “counseling, community service and punishment” all within the program.

A 6-5/320 Dallas native, Perkins has played in 31 games, with 26 starts, during his career at Texas. He’ll be replaced by either Alex Anderson or Jake McMillon at right guard. Both of whom are sophomores.

“I thought about the people who love me and how I may have disappointed them,” Perkins said Monday when speaking of his early Friday morning arrest. “I’m willing to take whatever punishment,” Perkins said. “It’s my mistake. … I’m willing to take full responsibility.”

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