Texas A&M announces suspension for Ainias Smith after Wednesday arrest
Texas A&M is dealing with an unexpected situation ahead of its appearance at SEC Media Days on Thursday.
That’s because, on Wednesday morning, star WR Ainias Smith — 1 of the 3 players expected to make the trip to Atlanta — was arrested for DWI and weapons charges.
On Wednesday afternoon, a Texas A&M spokesperson revealed that Smith had been suspended and wouldn’t attend Media Days. The spokesperson also said Jimbo Fisher is aware of the arrest and is looking into the situation:
Texas A&M spokesman says Ainias Smith has been suspended per athletic department policy following his Wednesday morning arrest.
Jimbo Fisher is aware and looking into the situation. Smith was scheduled to attend SEC media days, but will no longer do so. https://t.co/Oxtfc4D4n5
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) July 20, 2022
Ainias Smith has been suspended per athletics department policy and will not attend SEC Media Days.
Spokesman: "Jimbo Fisher is aware and looking into the situation." https://t.co/iS8x2RMUSn
— Brent Zwerneman ? (@BrentZwerneman) July 20, 2022
How long Smith’s suspension will last remains to be seen, but that figures to be announced in the coming days or weeks.
As Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara wrote, this is a tough blow for an A&M offense without any room for error.