In a statement from A&M spokesman Alan Cannon regarding the recent arrests and suspensions,
“Howard Matthews and Ed Pope were not suspended and are still members of the football team. Gavin Stansbury was initially suspended from all athletic activities, but has since been reinstated to the team.” Furthermore, “Kenny Hill, Darian Claiborne and Isaiah Golden have been reinstated but they have disciplinary obligations to fulfill.”
Both Howard Matthews and Ed Pope were arrested following their failure to appear in court for minor citations. However, Gavin Stansbury was charged with assault on a Rice student on March 16th. Stansbury told officer that he had not been to Rice in several years but was asleep in League City, Texas at the time of the assault.