COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin calls "personal issues."
"While we will miss Gavin being a part of our program, there is more to life than football," Sumlin said in a statement. "We wish him the best as he focuses on the personal issues ahead of him."
Stansbury had been a starter on last season's Aggies' defensive front, playing in 10 games and recording 47 total tackles and three sacks. Sumlin did not elaborate on the personal matters Stansbury was addressing.
In April, Stansbury was arrested and charged in Harris County with misdemeanor assault after a Rice University student accused him of pouring beer on the student's head and punching him in the face. Stansbury's attorney has said the charge is a case of mistaken identity.
Sumlin also confirmed in a statement that freshman defensive back Victor Davis has been suspended from the team after his recent arrest in his hometown of Rosenberg on a shoplifting charge.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.