An A&M football player has bonded out of jail after being charged with a misdemeanor assault warrant from Harris County.
Gavin Stansbury, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman, was accused of pouring a beer on a man and punching him in the face while visiting Rice University in March, according to Harris County court documents.
The man reportedly received eight stitches to close the wound while another woman was grazed by Stansbury’s fist, authorities said.
During an interview with Rice police, Stansbury said he had not visited the university in several years and was not on campus between March 15 and 16, when the incident was reported to have happened.
Assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
Stansbury was arrested in College Station just before midnight on April 10 along with two other A&M football players — Howard Matthews and Edward Pope — after an officer noticed their vehicle had an expired registration or inspection sticker, police said.
Pope, the driver, was arrested on a municipal warrant during the traffic stop. Police said Pope released the car to Stansbury and then Matthews, who had municipal warrants for unpaid traffic tickets.
Stansbury was released from jail after posting $500 bail Friday morning.
Four A&M football players have been arrested in Bryan-College Station since February.
The Eagle has reached out to A&M Athletics for comment.