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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Ricky Seals-Jones arrested

By Sam Khan Jr.
ESPN.com

Texas A&M freshman receiver Ricky Seals-Jones was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of disorderly conduct (language) in the Northgate bar district, according to College Station Police Department records.

Texas A&M athletic department spokesman Alan Cannon said that Texas A&M athletics personnel have been made aware of the arrest and are looking into the incident.

KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas, had earlier reported the news of Seals-Jones' arrest.

According to the probable cause statement, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN.com, the arresting officer witnessed another male bump into Seals-Jones, which led to the two individuals exchanging words on the 100 block of College Main after area bars had closed.

The officer said he could not hear what was being said at the time but that it appeared the other male said something as he turned around to Seals-Jones. The officer said Seals-Jones then "broke away from his friends [and] yelled 'F--- you! You want some?' then "threw his hands downward to his sides with his palms facing the other person in a common gesture when one is trying to initiate a fight."

Seals-Jones, 19, was taken into custody on the misdemeanor charge at approximately 2:25 a.m. and later released after posting $445 bond. Texas A&M athletic department policy usually results in an indefinite suspension from all athletics activities following an arrest but a suspension has not been levied on Seals-Jones at this time as the department investigates the incident.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound receiver caught three passes for 84 yards and a touchdown last season, all of which came in the Aggies' season opener against Rice. Seals-Jones injured his knee in that game and made a brief appearance two weeks later against Alabama before electing to have season-ending surgery on the knee. Texas A&M applied for a medical hardship waiver in order to restore Seals-Jones' freshman year of eligibility.

An ESPN 300 prospect coming out of Sealy (Texas) High School, Seals-Jones was the prized prospect in Texas A&M's 2013 recruiting class and is expected to have a significant role on the 2014 team. The Aggies wrapped up spring practice with a scrimmage on Saturday.