Texas Football Players Alex Okafor, Kenny Vaccaro And Barrett Matthews Arrested

Apr 1, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) pressures quarterback Case McCoy (6) during the first half of the spring game at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Three Texas football players were arrested Sunday following a disturbance at a downtown Austin establishment.

Three Texas Longhorn football players were arrested Sunday morning following a disturbance in downtown Austin.

Current Longhorns Alex Okafor, Kenny Vaccaro and Barrett Matthews were taken into custody along with former Texas player Eryon Barnett. According to a report from KXAN, all three players were charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

The incident reportedly occurred after police officers asked the men to leave a downtown establishment, but the players refused. The failure to obey a lawful order charge is a misdemeanor. Barnett was additionally charged with failure to identify himself.

Okafor and Vaccaro were major contributors to the Longhorn defense in 2011. Vaccaro finished third on the team with 82 tackles; Okafor was tied for sixth in tackles with 58 and was second on the team in sacks, with seven. Matthews, a senior tight end, caught two passes last season.

For more on the Texas Longhorns please visit, Burnt Orange Nation and SB Nation Dallas.

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