The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The intersection of Bizzell Street and College Avenue on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.
Farmers fight Hurricane Beryl
Aggies across South Texas left reeling in wake of unexpectedly dangerous storm
J. M. Wise, News Reporter • July 20, 2024
Duke forward Cooper Flagg during a visit at a Duke game in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Flagg is one fo the top recruits in Dukes 2025 class. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Chu/The Chronicle)
From high school competition to the best in the world
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 24, 2024

Coming out of high school, Cooper Flagg has been deemed a surefire future NBA talent and has been compared to superstars such as Paul George...

Bob Rogers, holding a special edition of The Battalion.
Lyle Lovett, other past students remember Bob Rogers
Shalina Sabih July 15, 2024

In his various positions, Professor Emeritus Bob Rogers laid down the stepping stones that student journalists at Texas A&M walk today, carving...

The referees and starting lineups of the Brazilian and Mexican national teams walk onto Kyle Field before the MexTour match on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Opinion: Bring the USWNT to Kyle Field
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • July 24, 2024

As I wandered somewhere in between the Brazilian carnival dancers and luchador masks that surrounded Kyle Field in the hours before the June...

Breaking: Demond Demas arrested, removed from football roster

There+was+an+incident+at+the+Bright+Football+Complex+yesterday+involving+Demond+Demas.
Photo by Photo by Robert O’Brien

There was an incident at the Bright Football Complex yesterday involving Demond Demas.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Demond Demas has been arrested and is being held in the Brazos County Jail on an assault family violence charge that occured on Saturday, Feb. 27.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the victim of the assault was Demas’ girlfriend.
The report states, “[Demas] pushed her head into the wall. Then she bit him on the shoulder. [She] reported that [Demas] then grabbed her and threw her from off of the bed onto the floor, which caused her top front teeth to go through her bottom lip.
“The injury caused bleeding, loose teeth, swelling and a hole to the bottom of the lip. [She] stated that she and [Demas] had been in an intimate dating relationship for a year.”
A&M Athletics reported to the Houston Chronicle that the 5-star recruit out of Tomball is no longer with the football program and has been suspended from A&M.
Demas’ attorney, Tony Buzbee, issued a statement on the matter. 
We learned that there was a warrant out for the arrest of Demond Demas yesterday. Upon learning of such, Demond insisted upon turning himself which he quickly did. Demond has been accused of a misdemeanor and has now been released on a minimal bond. We look forward to demonstrating that this is all an unfortunate misunderstanding. Demond Demas is a solid young man and a generational talent. He looks forward to clearing his name and moving on to be the best student and athlete he can be. In the meantime, we will let the process play itself out and will address the misdemeanor allegation in court, in due course.”
This isn’t Demas’ first run in with the law. In 2021, an alleged victim’s mother stated to the Houston Chronicle that she had trouble contacting football coaches concerning another assault case on a previous girlfriend of Demas’. However, no charges were pressed and not enough evidence was made to arrest the 5-star.
Additionally on March 16, Demas was arrested for possessing less than two ounces of marijuana and was regarded as “unavailable” during two games of the late 2020 season.
Demas is currently being held in the Brazos County Jail. The status of the girlfriend is unknown.
Editor’s Note: Since the time of the article’s release, Brazos County Jail Records state Demas has been released on March 2.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *