West Texas A&M senior defensive end Bryan Braman has been suspended indefinitely from the team after he was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, hallucinogenic mushrooms. Details about the arrest remain sketchy Monday, but WT head coach Don Carthel confirmed the suspension and had no further comment. Braman has been released on $5,000 bond after turning himself in to Randall County authorities.
Braman, one of the top defensive linemen in the Lone Star Conference, did not play in the Buffs’ 48-17 win over Tarleton State Saturday at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound lineman from Spokane, Wash., played in four games this season, totaling 20 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries.
In a related matter, WT defensive lineman Simi Kuli was reinstated to the team last week following a brief suspension. According to court records, Kuli has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug and theft charges. The defensive lineman had five tackles and recovered a fumble in Saturday’s win over TSU.