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Texas 4-Star WR Joshua Moore Has Been Suspended

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)

The Texas Longhorns are only five days away from playing their first game of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it looks like they'll be without sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore for the foreseeable future.

In a media session on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman revealed that Moore would be suspended for the season opener against Louisiana Tech. The suspension comes several weeks after Moore was arrested in Austin on misdemeanor gun charges.

At the time of the arrest, Herman revealed that the team was dealing with the matter internally. But he also noted in a statement that they would determine "any further action upon the completion of that process."

"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. We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process."

Given the suspension that has now been laid down, it would appear that process is now complete.

As a freshman, Moore caught seven passes for 53 yards and a 27-yard touchdown against USC.

But it's not entirely clear if Moore's suspension extends beyond the opener against Louisiana Tech.

Moore is expected to play a much bigger role in the offense this coming season.