Demond Demas, Texas A&M wide receiver, was arrested on an assault/family violence charge after allegedly injuring his girlfriend Saturday, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the affidavit, he allegedly initiated a verbal argument with his girlfriend before it escalated into a physical altercation, with Demas pushing her head into the wall. She told officers she then bit him on his shoulder, at which point he grabbed her and threw her off the bed and onto the floor, which caused her front teeth to go through her bottom lip.
“The injury caused bleeding, loose teeth, swelling and a hole to the bottom lip,” the affidavit said.
Brazos County jail records show that Demond Demas was arrested and released on $5,000 bond on Wednesday.
A Texas A&M spokesman said Demond Demas, who was the No. 47 recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2020, has been suspended by the university and is not currently with the football program while the athletics department follows school protocol.
Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early on Wednesday ahead of his scheduled appearance at SEC Media Days, according to multiple reports.
Ainias Smith was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and marijuana possession (less than two ounces).
The 21-year-old wide receiver was booked in the Brazos County Jail after his arrest by Texas A&M university police.
Smith led the Aggies with 47 receptions and six touchdown catches a season ago for the 8-4 Aggies as a team captain.
He also placed second on the team with 509 receiving yards.
Ainias Smith has started 21 games for Texas A&M the past three seasons and has 112 career receptions for 1,321 and 15 total touchdowns. He added 373 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The senior is expected to play a major role in the Texas A&M offense this coming season as the team looks to integrate a new starter at the quarterback position.
Smith’s experience and skill set will be key to developing the Aggies’ downfield passing game to complement what looks like a solid rushing attack behind center.
A&M is projected to finish second in the SEC West this season behind Alabama, but is scheduled to visit the Crimson Tide in a crucial matchup on Oct. 8.
The winner of that game should have a major advantage in the SEC standings and the College Football Playoff race.
Smith is the second Texas A&M player to be arrested this offseason after wide receiver Demond Demas, who was arrested on an assault/family violence charge and removed from the team before entering the transfer portal.
Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from an incident in March. The police report says Tucker (a junior from Manvel, Texas), got into a physical altercation with another man on Northgate in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24th. The fight began after the two started arguing over tacos. The victim claims he and Tucker got into a mutual physical altercation, which was broken up. The victim then says Tucker fled the scene only to return a few minutes later and strike him in the back of the head. Tucker played a large role in the Aggie secondary in 2018, collecting 27 total tackles in 10 games. He has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. WTAW has reached out to the Texas A&M Athletics Department for comment on Tucker’s status with the program.
Ryan McCollum, 20, of Spring, is also accused of evading a police officer on a bicycle who attempted to stop the sophomore offensive lineman. A Texas A&M police officer observed McCollum in a 2012 Ford pickup truck driving recklessly southbound on Throckmorton Street near Short Street.
The officer says McCollum almost struck another vehicle while driving through an area with pedestrians, then accelerated rapidly around the vehicle. As the officer attempted to catch up to the truck, employees working traffic control told the officer the truck also traveled recklessly around them on Throckmorton near Lewis Street.
The officer says he finally caught up to McCollum in traffic at the intersection of Throckmorton at George Bush Drive and activated his lights and bike horns, but the officer said McCollum accelerated quickly onto George Bush Drive after the light turned green.
Texas A&M freshman defensive lineman Ondario Robinson was arrested on Monday on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Robinson, a reserve from Hutto, was booked by university police on Monday for alleged theft of a “bait bike” worth $350, according to Brazos County records. Robinson was released Monday after he posted a $2,000 bond.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall. In one count, an alleged victim accused Merritt of exposing and touching himself “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her “on or about” Oct. 24. About a day later according to a court document, another alleged victim claimed Merritt pulled down his shorts and held himself also “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her.