Texas WR Joshua Moore facing weapons charge following July arrest

Texas Longhorns sophomore receiver Joshua Moore is facing a misdemeanor weapons charge stemming from a July 5 arrest in downtown Austin.

According to KXAN in Austin, Texas, Moore was arrested for carrying a loaded gun without a license. Surveillance cameras recorded a suspect “remove a firearm from his waistband, walk in between two vehicles, appearing to chamber a round by pulling the slide of the gun to the rear, and then place the firearm back into his waistband,” per the arrest affidavit.

After being apprehended by police, who then searched Moore, it was discovered that was carrying “a Glock 19 – 9mm pistol in his waistband.”

Per the affidavit, “The pistol contained a 30 round magazine with a live round which was loaded into the chamber ready to be fired.”

Texas head coach Tom Herman released a statement addressing the situation, saying, “We’re aware of the situation with Joshua Moore. We have talked with him and his family and are handling this internally at this time, but will continue to monitor the legal process. We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process.”

Moore was released on $6,000 bond and has a court date to face the misdemeanor charge scheduled for August 22.