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Entry from August 13, 2007
Bonghorns & “Book ‘em, Horns!” (Longhorns & “Hook ‘em, Horns!")

In 2006 and 2007, several members of the University of Texas “Longhorns” football team were arrested (for illegal drugs and other offenses). The team nickname of “Longhorns” and the fans’ cry of “Hook ‘em, Horns!” were quickly changed by some critics to “Bonghorns” and “Book ‘em, Horns!”

Urban Dictionary
A nickname for the UT Longhorns due to the proclivity of its football players to smoke the reefer.
The most famous football players to attend University of Texas Bonghorns were Tarell Brown, Ricky Williams and Ramonce Taylor.
by Forrest Gump the Seventh New York Sep 4, 2006

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From: “Mike Pfeffer”
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 22:40:16 -0800
Local: Sun, Aug 14 2005 2:40 am
Subject: Re: Cedric Benson

If you want more proof, go ahead and check out the track record of James Brown, who was the quarterback at Texas under Mack Brown before Majorwhite and Simms.  He was busted for pot too!
Man, I’ve probably forgotten more about Texas football than you’ll ever know.  I hate to say it, but Mack Brown has turned my beloved Longhorns into the Bonghorns. 

Renegade Road Warriors
Thursday, October 06, 2005
OU +14 over Bonghorns

Monday, September 04, 2006
Bonghorns at it again
UT cornerback Tarell Brown and linebacker Tyrell Gatewood arrested on drug and weapons charges. Call the D.A. Mack!

Brandon May’s 3 Cheers
September 06, 2006
I don’t want to hear anything about the Texas Bonghorns, or Book ‘em Horns, or any other funny zinger that comes up in the next few days, because basically nobody can say anything without looking like a hypocrite.  If you attended, root for, or have some allegiance to a college or university in the United States that has an athletics program, odds are that at some point in their history they have had scandals, improprieties, sexual misconduct, misdemeanors, felonies, or in the case of my alma mater, Baylor Baptist, straight up murder.

Burnt Orange Nation
Getting The House In Order: Mack Brown And The Texas Arrests
by HornsFan Fri Aug 03, 2007 at 03:10:09 PM EDT
With four arrests in two months, plus the transfers of tackles J’Marcus Webb and Roy Watts after they failed out of school, the Longhorns have suffered their worst offseason summer of news since Mack Brown arrived in Austin. For years, both Mack Brown and his army of fans have proudly chest-thumped about the efforts Mack Brown makes to recruit kids and the program’s image as a clean, strong one.

Now, that image is being called into question. Rival message boards are lighting up with schadenfreude as Sooners and Aggies alike yell out “Book ‘Em Horns!”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, August 13, 2007 • Permalink