Former Texas A&M defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson was on the sidelines Saturday during Texas A&M’s Maroon & White Game. Henderson, said he was cleared by the proper channels to be on campus.
Henderson is serving a suspension, levied by the university, while he waits for a university disciplinary hearing panel to hear a case against him again. As part of the suspension, he has to request clearance from the dean of student life, Anne Reber, as well as the University Police Department, to be on campus.
The Longview native was arrested in December on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a female and threatened two others.
He was suspended after an initial disciplinary hearing by the university, but on appeal was granted another hearing. As a result, the initial suspension handed down by the first panel was revoked; an interim suspension was put in place, according to Henderson’s agent Waukeen McCoy.
According to an email obtained by The Eagle, Henderson was granted permission by Reber to be on campus for A&M’s Pro Day on March 27. He was not invited to the by the football program, according to McCoy.
“Zay was given permission to attend the game but not pro day – ridiculous,” said McCoy on Saturday.
Henderson’s case remains under investigation and has been neither accepted nor rejected according to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office.
Henderson said Saturday he expects his day in court, but also said he will be found innocent.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 305-pound defensive tackle participated in the 2017 NFL Combine in March. McCoy said Saturday he has drawn interest from the Houston Texans, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has no workouts or interviews scheduled, McCoy said.