The Texas A&M Aggies have suspended defensive lineman Kirby Ennis following his arrest Friday night in College Station. According to Brazos County jail records he was arrested by the College Station Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct, discharge or display of a firearm. He was released Saturday morning on $2000 bail.
University officials stated that in accordance with athletic department regulations he will be immediately suspended from all tram activities pending further investigation.
Ennis will be a senior for the 2013 NCAA Football season and given how sloppy the Aggies looked on defense at times in 2012 they certainly could use an experienced player on the line. Ennis appeared in 13 games with 11 starts racking up 24 tackles, which included two for a loss and a sack. Depending on how long his suspension lasts, Texas A&M may be looking at yet another question mark on their defense. The Aggies are already losing three defensive linemen, four linebackers and four DBs to graduation.
All may not be lost for the Aggies on defense however considering the amount of talent in their 2013 recruiting class, but having to depend on freshman is surely not what head coach Kevin Sumlin wants to do in 2013. The defense was going to be a work in progress, but if the Aggies can’t depend on their experienced players then they could be in big trouble.
The length of Ennis’ suspension will of course depend on the investigation surrounding his arrest. However, if he ends up sitting out his senior season it will be one more thing the Aggies have to worry about on D.