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Former Horn Burditt Arrested

AUSTIN (August 26, 2009)—Former University of Texas basketball player Albert Burditt, 37, who the Texas Attorney General’s Office says owes more than $183,000 in unpaid child support, was arrested Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin.

He’ll be returned to Williamson County, which is the home of the two children for whom the support payments were ordered, the Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.

Burditt planed for the Longhorns from 1991 to 1994.

The Houston Rockets drafted him in 1994, but he signed immediately with a team in Europe.

This year, he played professional basketball in Mexico.

In 1999, he was ordered to pay $1,200 month in child support for his daughter, who’s now 18, the Attorney General’s Office said.

In that case, Burditt now owes more than $126,800 in missed payments and interest.

He’s also accused of failing to provide $56,600 in support for the care of a 12-year-old son, the Attorney General’s Office said.

A conviction for criminal nonsupport carries a possible penalty of as much as two years in state jail and a fine of as much as $10,000.