The news coming out of the Texas A&M football program in recent weeks has been undeniably high, just like this season’s expectations. But I’m unfortunately here today reporting some bad news, as senior DE Michael Clemons was arrested by Texas A&M University Police on Thursday evening. The charges include possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, unlawful carry of a weapon, driving with an invalid license and failure to identify.
Clemons is a sixth year player for the Aggies, granted an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to be a starter on what looks to be an exceptionally stout Texas A&M defensive line. But combined with the arrest of DT McKinnley Jackson earlier this month, it’s unclear what this line will look like when the team takes the field next Saturday against Kent State.
If Clemons does miss time, expect senior Tyree Johnson (who likely would have been rotating in and out with Clemons to begin with) to see a significant increase in playing time. He would be backed up by sophomores Fadil Diggs and Donell Harris.
UPDATE: According to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Clemons has been suspended indefinitely, per athletic department policy.