3 UT players cited in restaurant incident

Associated Press Published: May 8, 2012
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three Texas football players have been cited after allegedly refusing to leave an Austin restaurant following a bar incident.

Kenny Vaccaro later tweeted "Everything is all good. Nothing happened. Total misunderstanding."

Police early Monday cited Vaccaro, Barrett Matthews and Alex Okafor for failure to obey a lawful order, a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine. All are seniors.

Ex-Longhorn Eryon Barnett was charged with failure to obey a lawful order, plus failure to identify himself.

An affidavit says the men allegedly were denied entrance to a bar, then they went to a pizza parlor. They allegedly refused to leave after another man told police that Barnett threatened him.

Jail records Tuesday did not indicate any of the men were in custody.

UT officials did not immediately comment.