Former Texas senior RB Joe Bergeron, now of D-II Texas A&M Commerce, allegedly punched, slapped and shoved a female student on Oct. 9.
"What we uncovered and found to be accurate was that he was involved in an incident off-campus," A&M-Commerce athletics director Ryan Ivey said. "We don’t believe that it was as severe as the incident report is." According to the police report, the victim and Bergeron’s group of friends argued at a bar in Commerce, a dispute that followed them to the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. Allegedly, the victim slapped Bergeron's cup from his hand and he responded by punching her in the face. She followed him inside, where he shoved her against a wall, according to the report, and then Bergeron slapped her when she approached again. The incident got Bergeron suspended for one week in October by Texas A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel. "We talked to a number of people, those that were there, those that were outside of it," Ivey said. "We interviewed a number of people and just felt like what we did, the punishment fit his involvement." Nov 24 - 9:54 PM