Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin formally addressed wide receiver coach Aaron Moorehead’s social media rant Monday afternoon.
Sumlin will not fire Moorehead but announced that he has been disciplined for his actions. He did not provide any details regarding Moorehead’s discipline.
“Last week, one of our assistant coaches, Aaron Moorehead, abused the privilege of social media and the result reflected poorly on Aaron, on our football program and on Texas A&M,” Sumlin said in a statement. “He has apologized publicly and privately for his actions and I am confident that he understands the expectations moving forward.
“However, there are consequences for actions and Aaron has been disciplined and the details will remain private. We will use this as a learning tool for all of our coaches, staff and student-athletes, and we are now moving forward as a program.”
Moorehead sounded off on Twitter last week about a lack of loyalty among recruits after five-star quarterback Tate Martell decommitted from Texas A&M. Moorehead claimed his rant was not directed at Martell, but it resulted in A&M losing a couple of other prized 2017 commits. He formally apologized shortly after his outburst, but the damage already had been done.