Trouble for Texas A&M duo
July, 1, 2013
By Chris Low | ESPN.com
Keeping up with Johnny Manziel's rants on Twitter was one thing, but the latest storm Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin finds himself dealing with is the arrest of one-half of his starting defensive backfield.
Cornerback Deshazor Everett and safety Floyd Raven landed in jail Monday in connection with an April incident at a College Station apartment complex. They were charged with two counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after warrants were issued Friday for their arrests. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Everett remained in jail Monday afternoon in lieu of bonds totaling $15,000 and that Raven was released after posting bonds totaling $12,000.
Court documents obtained by TheEagle.com indicate on April 30 two men received injuries after being struck in the face by Everett and Raven during a dispute at a College Station apartment complex. The documents state more than $500 in damage to a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when Everett and Raven pounded and kicked the vehicle at the scene of the fight.
The fight apparently started at a bar, when Everett and Raven sprayed champagne into a crowd, TheEagle.com reported based on the arrest report. Pushing and shoving ensued, but before a fight started it was broken up by College Station police and bouncers at the club, according to the arrest report.
The arrest report stated Everett admitted to police the two players were involved in the altercation at the bar and when they later saw the men from the bar pull up to Everett's complex they were going to "finish what they started at the bar," TheEagle.com reported.
Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Kirby Ennis had already been suspended earlier this year following his arrest on charges of disorderly conduct and discharge/display of a firearm. Ennis missed the spring, and Sumlin said Ennis had certain things he had to do internally before rejoining the team.
Everett made one of the plays of the year last season with his fourth-down interception late in the 29-24 win against Alabama. Raven was one of the stars of the spring after moving from cornerback to free safety. With Steven Terrell departing, the Aggies needed another safety to step up, and they liked what they saw from the 6-2, 190-pound Raven.
Here's betting that Sumlin is ready to get this offseason behind him and get back to the practice field.