Whether or not Texas A&M has a pair of defensive starters for all or part of the first post-Johnny Football spring practice remains up in the air thanks to an “incident” over the weekend.
As previously reported, linebacker Darian Claiborne (pictured) and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden were each arrested on misdemeanor charges, the former for disorderly conduct and the latter for pot possession. University policy dictates that each player is immediately and indefinitely suspended, with the Dallas Morning News writing that “from there each case is reviewed independently” as far as reinstatement goes.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin has yet to address the development and what impact it may or may not have on the respective futures of the players.
Of particular concern would be Claiborne, who was also arrested back in late December for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Following that arrest, Claiborne was suspended and did not play in the Aggies’ Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Duke.
In 2013, Claiborne started nine games while Golden started six. The former was named to the Freshman All-SEC team for his efforts.