Former Texas Star T’Vondre Sweat Arrested for DWI Charge; Report States Visits with Two Teams in 2024 NFL Draft

Less than three weeks before the start of the 2024 NFL Draft, a top defensive prospect of this year’s rookie class, T’Vondre Sweat from Texas, was arrested. According to KXAN, the 22-year-old defensive lineman was detained at Travis County Jail in Austin, Texas, on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Texas law states that a Class B misdemeanor like his is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, or both. The incident occurred when Sweat was involved in a crash on Interstate-35 while driving an SUV, with the other driver leaving the scene on foot.

Sweat’s arrest comes at a crucial time as he was expected to be a top pick in the upcoming draft, set to begin on April 25. Having been an All-American and Outland Trophy winner in 2023 as the nation’s top interior offensive or defensive lineman, he is currently ranked as the No. 82 overall prospect in the 2024 class by CBS Sports. Known for his rare size of 6-4 and 365 pounds, Sweat also earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. Despite the arrest, Sweat has continued to meet with NFL teams, visiting the Tennessee Titans on Monday and scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks later in the week.

As the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Josh Sweat, T’Vondre Sweat is not expected to face any potential NFL discipline for his arrest since he has not yet joined the league. However, there is a possibility that his draft stock could be affected by the incident, raising concerns about his future in the league.

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