Texas Responds to Kabongo Suspension
This story originally published on LonghornDigest.com

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Posted Dec 21, 2012

Texas coach Rick Barnes and Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds issued statements on Myck Kabongo's amended sentence.

Texas coach Rick Barnes

“Our thoughts now are with Myck Kabongo and his family. We feel for Myck. He made some mistakes early in this process, and he put himself in a tough position. That said, he was truthful and forthcoming when he talked with the NCAA.

"We couldn’t ask for a guy with better character in the way he has handled this situation. From the end of basketball season last year and throughout the spring, he brought a whole different approach to our program. Despite what happened, he has been a great leader for this team and we will count on him to continue that as we move forward. When I talked to him tonight after the decision had been made, Myck’s thoughts were only about our team and our program. That is a tribute to Myck and his family, and it tells you everything you need to know about Myck.”

Texas Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds

"We are glad this is now behind us and happy Myck will get an important part of the season back. I appreciate Myck's attitude through all of this. He has cooperated fully with The university and the NCAA and he has absolutely taken care of his business academically. Myck has grown through this experience and continues to be an important part of the team. I know he will continue to be that and were all looking forward to seeing him back on the court later this season. I’d like to thank the NCAA committee, a group made up of our peers, for their time and effort in this case.”

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