TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin arrested, charged with felony, suspended

Texas Christian quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested and charged with a felony in San Antonio for fighting at a bar and allegedly hitting a police officer. He's been suspended for the Alamo Bowl against Oregon along with wide receiver Preston Miller. Boykin was formally charged with assaulting a public servant, a third-degree felony, and assigned a $5,000 bond. "Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday's game due to a violation of team rules," TC coach Gary Patterson said. "We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio." Authorities told multiple media outlets that Boykin, 22, and some teammates were in an establishment named Pat O'Brien's just before 2 a.m. when some patrons recognized the quarterback and began to trash talk. Boykin became upset and a scuffle ensued. In the melee, Boykin struck a bar employee. According to an incident report provided by the San Antonio PD, the suspect "was very aggressive and was being held back by the group that he was with. Members of his group stated they would get him back to the hotel they were staying at." After walking away, the suspect, whom police were told by bystanders was Boykin, charged officers. He allegedly was swinging at one officer and then several officers took him to the ground. After officers threatened to use a stun gun on Boykin, he was arrested. In addition to the charge of assaulting a police officer, he had also faced charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication. The crime scene investigative team photographed the officer's injuries, and he was treated by emergency medical personnel for lacerations. The TCU athletic department issued a statement Thursday morning. "We are aware of a situation last night and are gathering information," the statement reads. "We will continue to closely monitor this and evaluate additional details as they become available." Boykin is a senior who passed for 3,575 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. The Dallas native was a second-team All-American last season. aaron.wilson@chron.com twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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