Fight with football players started because of argument over champagne

Texas A&M Atheltics/Brazos County Jail
POSTED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:20pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 8:56pm

Monday was supposed to be a day of celebrating the one year anniversary of joining the SEC but it was quickly overshadowed when two of A&M's starting football players found themselves in trouble with the law.

"Yesterday morning and early afternoon Mr. Everett and Mr. Raven both turned themselves in on warrants issued Friday," said College Station Assistant Police Chief Brandy Norris.

21-year-old Deshazor Everett, best known for his game-saving interception against Alabama, and 20-year-old Floyd Raven are each facing two counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief stemming from an altercation in April.

Police say it all began with a fight at the Hookah Station in Northgate.

"During that night they [Everett and Raven] started spraying champagne into the crowd and some people took offense to that and an altercation began at the bar."

The fight was broken up but it wasn't over because the two groups eventually found themselves at the same apartment complex off FM 2818.

That's when Asst. Chief Norris says a group of ten to twelve men, including the two student athletes, attacked two individuals from the rival group.

It just so happens Everett and Raven were the only people that could be identified.

"The victims were able to identify them because they lived in the same complex," Norris said.

Asst. Chief Norris says the pair have both admitted to police their involvement in the fight.

Texas A&M Athletics released a statement reading in part, "The two student-athletes are suspended from all team activities, with the exception of academics and medical, pending further investigation into the matter."

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