Both players are expected to take part in spring drills, along with four January signees announced Sunday: tight end Geoff Swaim, linebacker Deoundrei Davis, offensive lineman/defensive end Jake Raulerson and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. Swaim is a junior-college transfer. The others graduated early from high school to enroll for the spring semester.
In a statement, Brown said Hicks and McCoy will be subject to additional discipline that “will be handled within the team.” Both players were sent home after missing curfew and becoming the focus of a sexual assault investigation by San Antonio police. Eventually, no charges were filed in the incident.
In the statement, Brown said: “When you break team rules, there’s a certain amount of trust that has been broken and that will be addressed with further discipline. That discipline will be handled within the team.”
Brown said three seniors with remaining eligibility have elected to give up football: OG Thomas Ashcraft, TE Trey Graham and DT Kyle Kriegel.
_ Jimmy Burch