It’s the weekend so, yeah, time to adjust the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker yet again.
The latest to reset things back to double zeroes is Texas A&M’s Victor Davis, who was arrested recently and charged with shoplifting. The defensive back allegedly lifted unnamed items from a Kohl’s department store at some point in the last two weeks.
The university was unaware of the arrest when reached by the San Antonio Express-News Saturday, although the Rosenberg (Tex.) Police Department did its part to ensure as many people as possible were aware by posting the following poster on its Twitter account:
(Writer’s note: That’s Davis pictured in the lower right)
A three-star member of the Aggies’ 2013 recruiting class, Davis was rated as the No. 35 safety in the country. After redshirting as a true freshman, Davis was/is expected to compete for playing time as a cornerback this fall.
Davis’ arrest continues a disturbing off-field trend for head coach Kevin Sumlin‘s Aggies.
Since December of last year, seven A&M players have been arrested on various charges, including one three times (Darius Claiborne) and another twice (Isaiah Golden). Those two were ultimately dismissed by Sumlin. The possible replacement for Johnny Manziel at quarterback, Kenny Hill, was arrested for public intoxication in March while former five-star wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones was charged a month later with disorderly conduct.
The other three scofflaws — wide receiver Edward Pope, defensive back Howard Matthews and defensive end Gavin Stansbury — were arrested on various outstanding warrants following a traffic stop a couple of weeks after Seals-Jones’ incident.
Additionally, promising safety Kameron Miles, a four-star member of the Aggies’ 2013 recruiting class, was dismissed by the program back in March for violating unspecified team rules.
(Photo credit: Texas A&M athletics)