Chris Beard’s fiancée returns and apologizes for strangulation allegations

Chris Beard’s fiancée, Randi Trew, released a statement on Friday contradicting allegations she made to police about the University of Texas men’s basketball head coach.

Early last week, Beard was arrested and charged with third degree felony assault on a family/household member. Police received an urgent call around 12:15 p.m. local time on Dec. 12, the Austin Police Department said, from a woman who said Beard choked her. Beard, 49, was booked at 4:18 a.m. in Travis County Jail before being suspended indefinitely by Texas later that evening. Rodney Terry served as interim coach in his place.

“Chris and I are deeply saddened to have brought negative attention to our family, friends, and the University of Texas, among others,” Trew said. “As Chris’s fiancée and biggest supporter, I apologize for the part I played in this unfortunate event. I realize that my frustration at breaking his glasses initiated a physical struggle between Chris and me Chris didn’t strangle me and I told law enforcement that night.

According to the affidavit, Trew told police that Beard choked her for five seconds. Additionally, she said Beard “threw me out of bed, bit me, bruises all over my leg, threw me, and went crazy.”

Chris Beard has been suspended indefinitely by Texas.
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Trew also originally alleged that she and Beard had been arguing for a few days, and that the day before Beard “smashed on me and got super violent” after breaking his glasses.

“Chris said he was acting in self-defense, and I don’t refute that,” Trew’s statement continued. “I don’t believe Chris tried to intentionally harm me in any way. It was never my intention to have him arrested or prosecuted. We appreciate everyone’s support and prayers during this time. difficult. “

Beard posted his $10,000 bond and was released.

After his allegations were made public, Beard vehemently denied the charges through his attorney.

Chris Beard was arrested on December 12.
Chris Beard was arrested on December 12.
Chris Beard, right, with Randi Trew.
Chris Beard, right, with Randi Trew.

“Coach Beard is 100% innocent of these charges,” Beard’s attorney Perry Minton said after the incident. “He should never have been arrested. The plaintiff wants him released immediately and all charges dismissed. This is truly inconceivable.”

Beard is in his second season as head coach of the Longhorns after signing a seven-year contract worth $7 million per season.

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