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Texas tight end Jahleel Billingsley serving six-game suspension

Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide receiver Jahleel Billingsley (19) is upended after a reception in the first quarter by Cincinnati Bearcats safety Ja'Von HIcks (3) during the 2021 Cotton Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Texas tight end Jahleel Billingsley is serving a six-game suspension for an undisclosed reason.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced the suspension Saturday night following the Longhorns’ 52-10 win against Louisiana-Monroe in their season opener.

Billingsley didn’t play in the contest, giving him five games remaining on his suspension.

Sarkisian said the NCAA-invoked suspension is not legal in nature and it dates to Billingsley’s time at Alabama. The tight end transferred to Texas following the 2021 season.

The two worked together when Sarkisian was offensive coordinator at Alabama before becoming the Longhorns’ head coach.

Billingsley played in 36 games over three seasons at Alabama and caught 37 passes for 559 yards and six touchdowns.

The Longhorns host Alabama next weekend in Austin, Texas.

–Field Level Media