New details surrounding the arrest of Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard have emerged that reveal the second-year Longhorns coach was arrested early Monday morning following a physical altercation with his fiancée in which he allegedly “choked” the woman, according to court documents.
Beard, 49, was arrested Monday and charged with assault on a family/household member impeding breath circulation, a third-degree felony, after Austin Police received a 911 call for a disturbance just after midnight.
Court records obtained by KXAN revealed that a woman, identified as Beard’s fiancée, told police that she and Beard had been dealing with relationship issues when a verbal argument ensued after she took his reading glasses and broke them.
TEXAS MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH CHRIS BEARD ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE
She told police “he just snapped on me and became super violent,” adding that Beard “choked me, threw me off the bed, bit me, bruises all over my leg, throwing me around, and going nuts,” according to a court affidavit.
The woman also told law enforcement that she could not breathe after Beard allegedly put his arm across her neck while behind her. The affidavit described her injuries as a bite mark on her…