Posted by Tom Fornelli
With camps beginning all over the country this week -- with some getting under way last week -- college football players all over the country are counting down their final days of freedom before full-time football mode. This means that there were probably a lot of players going out over the weekend looking for one final blowout before getting down to business, and anytime that happens, you can expect at least one or two players to find themselves in trouble.
Enter Texas A&M linebacker Kyle Mangan.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Mangan was arrested early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct (fighting) by the College Station police in the Northgate bar district. Details of the fight are not known, but Mangan was one of three people arrested. The 21-year old linebacker was released on bond on Sunday.
“I have been made aware and it is an unfortunate incident,” said Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman in a statement. “Seems like some people have too much free time on their hands. That will be addressed shortly, as well as facing the consequences for this untimely and avoidable incident.”
Mangan started 10 games for the Aggies during his freshman season in College Station, but has spent the last two years dealing with a shoulder injury. He had been expected to compete for a starting job this fall, but odds are this incident will have a significant impact on exactly how much he'll be able to compete for the job.