Texas basketball coach Chris Beard arrested on assault charge

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Chris Beard

Texas men's basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested Monday morning on a felony domestic violence charge. 

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Beard, 49, was arrested by police in Austin, Texas, and booked at 4:18 a.m. 

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CDT on a third-degree charge of "assault of a family/household member, impede breath circulation," or strangulation. 

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He was released from the Travis County jail at 2:44 p.m. after posting a cash bond 

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Beard's bail had been set at $10,000. 

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Beard is permitted to communicate with the alleged victim in a non-threatening manner, 

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must stay 200 yards away from the residence where police were called and was told he cannot possess a firearm. 

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Beard's attorney, Perry Minton, told the Austin American-Statesman that Beard "is 100% innocent of these charges." 

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