Texas Football: Reese Leitao Has Court Date Pushed Back

Texas Football’s Reese Leitao has his legal process ongoing, and will have to wait for a court date.

Tight end Reese Leitao joined the Texas Football team as part of Tom Herman’s first recruiting class, looking to be a potential player at his position on the depth chart. That changed, though, after Leitao was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with the intent of distributing near a school. He was caught with 19 Xanax pills and over $1,000 on him.

Well, if Leitao still has a shot at joining the Longhorns, he’s going to have to wait a little longer for the court proceedings to take place. Earlier this week, Austin American-Statesman reported the former three-star recruit will have his court date pushed back to May 23. It had been set for this past Tuesday.

It’s a disappointing turn of events for Leitao, who’s situation seems to be trending down. That doesn’t mean he won’t keep his scholarship, but the later we get into the process, the more time he loses toward the 2017 season. Extra details that come could have an unforeseen effect, too.

As 247Sports.com noted, Herman had the following to say on the situation when it first arose:

“The standing is that we’re not a court of law,” Herman said. “We’re not into that. So I think we’re going to reserve judgment for once we get some resolution as to the severity, if any, of any crimes that he might have committed.”

We’ll see what happens to Leitao’s status in about a month. It’s difficult to figure out how it ends up, so May’s court hearing may tell us a lot of what’s to come.