Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett was suspended and ejected from the same game Saturday in the Aggies' runaway win over Rice. And he's now suspended for the first half of next week's game against Sam Houston State as well.
A misdemeanor assault charge bought Everett a suspension from coach Kevin Sumlin over the summer for the first half of the team's season opener against Rice. After entering in the second half, Everett was flagged under the new "targeting" rule -- which attaches new penalties for targeting a hit above the shoulders to a defenseless player. Everett's hit was to Rice WR Klein Kubiak, who is the son of Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. The penalty? Along with a 15-yard personal foul, under the new rule, Everett was ejected for the balance of the game and will serve a one-half suspension to begin the Aggies' game against Sam Houston State next week as well.
That means by the time Texas A&M plays host to Alabama on Sept. 14, Everett will have played a little more than three quarters on the season, and will have been suspended for four, over two games, for two different reasons.
Not exactly a trouble-free start for one of the Aggies' most promising starters in the secondary, but Everett was not the only college player from a top program ejected for targeting Saturday.