The worst A&M offseason in recent memory continues with 3 more arrests. Aggie football players Edward Pope, Howard Matthews, and Gavin Stansbury were all cited for various issues in a report from Friday, April 11th.
According to the report, Edward Pope was charged with Failure to Appear. If you fail to take care of your citation prior to the appearance date, or fail to appear in court as required, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest. Edward Pope is a junior wide receiver and played in limited action in 2013. On the year, he totaled 9 receptions for 65 yards. However, with the loss of starters Mike Evans, Derel Walker, and Travis Labhart, he figured to be utilized much more in 2014. Pope is coming off a solid spring camp and was considered to be as high as the 5th or 6th best receiver.
Howard Matthews was charged for Speeding, Failure to Exhibit Driver’s Licence, and Failure to Appear. He enters his senior season and has completely locked down the starting spot at Strong Safety. He played significantly his freshman and sophomore years, and he started every game last year. Last season he notched 90 tackles, broke up 6 passes, forced 1 fumble, and returned 1 interception for a touchdown. With major depth issues at safety, the Aggies cannot afford to lose him for even a single game next season.
Gavin Stansbury was cited with Assult and is undoubtedly facing the most serious charges of the three. Allegedly, he was at Rice University and poured his beer over a students head and then punched him in the left eye. Stansbury enters his redshirt senior year and figured to win the starting spot at defensive end. In 2013, he recorded 47 tackles and 3 sacks. Although he has had issues with injury, when he is healthy he has proven to be the most consistent defensive end.
You can see the full CSPD report here.