Jordan Etier has been released from the Texas baseball team, school officials announced Monday.
The senior infielder was arrested over the weekend for possession of marijuana and evading police, both misdemeanors. Etier will remain enrolled at the University of Texas but will be prohibited from participating in any team-related functions. Etier will not be able to appeal the punishment.
According to the official arrest report, Etier was approached by a Department of Public Safety trooper while urinating under a pedestrian bridge near the 1600 block of Trinity Street on Friday afternoon around 2:25 p.m.
Etier fled, leading the trooper through heavy pedestrian traffic and into a parking garage. Etier ran up a ramp to the second floor of the garage and dropped what was later to be identified as an ATM receipt with his credit card information and marijuana into the below bushes.
Etier could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
A starter at second baseman last season, Etier, a graduate of Westlake High School, had a .237 batting average and hit two home runs.
Printed on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 as: Veteran infielder removed from team after misdemeanors