Fewer than 24 hours after being dismissed from the team, Texas A&M redshirt freshman point guard JJ Caldwell has issued an apology.
He tweeted his message on Monday afternoon:
— JJ Caldwell (@YoungPg_) February 12, 2018
Caldwell’s dismissal came from a violation of team rules, which reports indicated was a citation for marijuana possession.
Caldwell was also suspended earlier this season for five games for a violation of university policy.
Caldwell’s teammate, Jay Jay Chandler, was suspended indefinitely over the weekend, also for a Texas A&M policy violation, at the same time his punishment was announced.
It’s likely that Caldwell was dismissed while Chandler was only suspended because of Caldwell’s multiple violations as a member of the Aggies.
Earlier Monday, Texas A&M lost another player, this time due to injury, as graduate transfer Duane Wilson announced he’s out for the season after sustaining an injury in the Aggies’ victory over the Kentucky Wildcats last week.
Caldwell and Chandler had played small minutes this season for Texas A&M, but Wilson had been a regular and experienced contributor, averaging 9 points and 4 assists per game.
The suddenly very shorthanded Aggies, back in the AP Top 25 at No. 21 in the country, are listed as a No. 9 seed in the Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology projection. Texas A&M travels to face Missouri on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
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