Fans react to TCU QB's arrest
Many saddened by situation, say suspension is fair
SAN ANTONIO – Word spread fast about TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s arrest Thursday. By the time the official Alamo Bowl pep rally was underway, it was all anyone was talking about.
"It's never good to get in trouble the day before the game but that's the way it is I guess," one TCU fan lamented. "He should (have) saved all that energy for on the football field against Oregon."
Boykin released a statement on Twitter late Thursday, which read in part, “Words can’t truly describe how sorry I am,” it began. “I apologize to everyone again for my lapse in judgement. I hope others can learn from my mistake. I can assure you that I have because it took away the incredible honor and privilege it was to wear a TCU jersey.”
Oregon Ducks fans felt the same, wanting to beat the Horned Frogs with a full roster.
Sgt. Jesse Salame, a spokesperson for the SAPD, said patrons inside a downtown bar exchanged words with Boykin who then took took a swing and hit a bar employee. Bike officers arrived to assist in the removal of Boykin, who was with a group of people who said they would get him back to his hotel room and told officers he was the starting quarterback for TCU.
Police said that's when Boykin became aggressive, and indiscriminately hit an officer.
Police said he continued to fight off officers even after he was taken to the ground, and only stopped swinging after an officer threatened to use a Taser on him.
One fan said Boykin should have gotten a second chance, "I think they should let him play. It’s his last game you know. He's a young guy. He messed up."
Oregon takes on TCU Saturday 5:30 p.m. at the Alamodome.
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