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Fallout begins from Texas A&M assistant’s Twitter rant

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says he has addressed the situation after assistant Aaron Moorehead went on a Twitter rant.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says he has addressed the situation after assistant Aaron Moorehead went on a Twitter rant. AP

Texas A&M wide receiver coach Aaron Moorehead apologized on Twitter on Thursday for “impromptu remarks” he made on Twitter minutes after 5-star quarterback prospect Tate Martell announced he was decommitting from A&M late Wednesday night.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin had to face the situation quickly Thursday because of a scheduled SEC conference call to wrap up spring workouts.

Sumlin said he is aware of the situation and addressed it with Moorehead. Sumlin declined to get into further specifics such as potential punishment from his assistant coach.

“We’re still working through that,” Sumlin said on the conference call. “He’s taken responsibility for his actions and we’ll move on from there. Basically, that discussion has been had. Obviously, Aaron has taken responsibility for what he did.

“We’ll see what happens from here on out,” Sumlin added.

Martell announced on Twitter that he was reopening his recruitment at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Six minutes later, Moorehead took to Twitter:

After taking heat from people tweeting at him, Moorehead tweeted that his initial tweet had nothing to do with Martell, and that he didn’t even know Martell had decommitted.

Obviously, the timing of his initial tweet certainly made that comment difficult to believe, and Thursday’s apology would suggest his tweet was indeed directed at Martell, the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, who committed to Texas A&M in August.

Sumlin was asked about his social media policy for coaches and players.

“It’s America,” Sumlin said. “Our policy has been abuse the privilege, lose the privilege.”

We’ll see if Moorehead is told to give his thumbs a rest.

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