Two Texas A&M starting DBs charged with assault

Two Texas A&M starting DBs charged with assault

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo Texas A&M starting defensive backs face assault charges stemming from a fight that occurred in April.

Deshazor Everett's fourth-and-goal interception sealed the Aggies' victory over Alabama last November.

Deshazor Everett’s fourth-and-goal interception sealed the Aggies’ victory over Alabama last November.

Warrants were issued Friday for cornerback Deshazor Everett and safety Floyd Raven, according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle. Each faces two counts of assault causing bodily injury and one count of criminal mischief — all Class A misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail.

Raven turned himself in to authorities Monday morning, and Everett is said to be aware of the warrant and expected to turn himself in.

According to court documents, the two players were among a group of 10 to 12 men who “attacked” two people as they climbed out of a Chevrolet Tahoe at an apartment complex on April 7.

A fight between Everett and Raven and the two men in the Tahoe apparently began earlier in the night at a bar when Everett and Raven sprayed champagne into a crowd and the alleged victims became upset. It continued a short time later when the same group upset about the champagne pulled into the parking lot of the driver’s apartment complex where Everett also lived.

The police report states that both men from the SUV received injuries. One of the men suffered a fractured sinus cavity and orbital bruises, while the other man reported injuries to his ribs and hand.

According to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News, the school announced Monday afternoon that both Everett and Raven have been suspended from team activities while they are facing charges.

More than $500 in damage was caused to a Tahoe when the student athletes pounded and kicked the vehicle at the scene of the fight.

Everett, a junior cornerback from DeRidder, La., totaled 56 tackles and two interceptions. Both of his interceptions came against Alabama — including a fourth-and-goal pass by Alabama’s A.J. McCarron with less than two minutes left in A&M’s 29-24 upset victory.

Raven, a senior safety from Kenner, La., made 16 tackles in 13 games last season.

Both players came out of spring drills listed as starters on the team’s depth chart.

Photo: Associated Press

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