Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman announced on Saturday that the Aggies will be without cornerback Deshazor Everett and safety Floyd Raven for a combined 1.5 games this upcoming season. Raven will serve the full-game suspension while Everett will only be out for half a game. The two Aggies were involved in a fight at an apartment complex back in April and were charged with misdemeanor assault.
It has yet to be announced which games will be missed when the suspensions are served.
Both players had big roles on the Aggies last season. Everett recorded two interceptions — including picking off Alabama’s AJ McCarron in the fourth quarter of Texas A&M’s surprising 29-24 upset win at Bryant-Denny Stadium — as well as 56 tackles while starting 12 games games. Raven’s stats weren’t quite as impressive — 16 tackles in 13 games — but he is expected to take over the starting safety spot now that Steven Terrell is with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of course, this is undoubtedly the biggest news story to come out of College Station this off-season, so brace yourselves for wall-to-wall media coverage and hand-wringing think pieces.
[Source: CBS Sports]