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Court Date Set For Texas WR Joshua Moore For Weapons Charge

Texas receiver Joshua Moore hauls in a touchdown against USC.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Joshua Moore #14 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter defended by Ajene Harris #27 of the USC Trojans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Back on Aug. 1, Texas sophomore Joshua Moore was arrested on a weapon's charge.

The wide receiver has been practicing with the team this summer, in the lead-up to Texas' season opener against Louisiana Tech on the 31st. It is unclear what his status will be for that game.

Moore's court date has been set for next Thursday, Aug. 22. The proceedings will likely determine his status for the start of the year.

As pointed out by Burnt Orange Nation, the charge came in early August, but per the Travis County Court Clerk’s records, Moore's offense came back on July 5, with a warrant listed for July 31.

Head coach Tom Herman has responded to the Joshua Moore news, saying that the program is monitoring the proceedings.

Via the Austin American-Statesman:

Moore has been practicing with the Longhorns this month. In a statement to the Statesman, UT coach Tom Herman said, “We’re aware of the situation with Joshua Moore.”

“We have talked with him and his family and are handling this internally at this time, but will continue to monitor the legal process,” Herman said. “We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process.”

Moore is expected to have a pretty big role in the Longhorns' offense. He started six games last year, recording seven catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on a 27-year haul-in against USC. A shoulder injury ended his season prematurely.

[Austin American-Statesman]