Texas basketball — in wake of legal troubles — has fired head coach Chris Beard, the school announced Thursday.

Beard was arrested on a third degree felony charge of assaulting his fiancée nearly a month ago and was suspended indefinitely without pay on Dec. 12. It seemed likely that he had coached his last game for the Longhorns and the move has finally been made official.

“The University of Texas has parted ways with Chris Beard. This has been a difficult situation that we’ve been diligently working through,” athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement. “Today I informed Mr. Beard of our decision to terminate him effective immediately.”

Though Beard’s fiancée, Randi Trew, later recanted her original statement of Beard’s assault, it seems that the university decided to go ahead and take action. Beard was signed through 2028 but was fired with cause, therefore he is not entitled to his remaining salary.

Rodney Terry has been acting as interim and will see out the remainder of the season at the helm of the Longhorns program. Through 6 games, Terry is 5-1 as acting HC.

“We thank Coach Rodney Terry for his exemplary leadership both on and off the court at a time when our team needed it most,” Del Conte said. “We are grateful he will remain the acting head coach for the remainder of the season. We are proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, who throughout this difficult time have continued to make us proud to be Longhorns.”