College Sports

June 3, 2014

2 defenders dismissed from Texas A&M football team

Darian Claiborne led the team with 89 tackles; Isaiah Golden started six games as a freshman.

Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin has dismissed linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive tackle Isaiah Golden from the team.

Claiborne, a freshman, was suspended in December after he was arrested on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

He tied for the team lead with 89 tackles and missed the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Golden, also a freshman, was arrested in February on a charge of marijuana possession. He started six of the 11 games he played last season. He started six of the 11 games he played last season.

“These two individuals have failed to meet the high expectations and standards that we have for our football players and as representatives of this university,” Sumlin said in a written statement. “These two players have exhibited a pattern of behavior that we will not tolerate at Texas A&M.

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