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TCU QB Boykin suspended from Alamo Bowl following arrest

WR Preston Miller, who had been with Boykin, has been suspended from game

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Christian University will be without its starting quarterback for the Valero Alamo Bowl following an early morning arrest Thursday.

Trevone Boykin, 22, was arrested just before 2 a.m. for assaulting a police officer following a disturbance at Pat O' Brien's, a bar in downtown San Antonio. 

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.”

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said he doesn't know whether Boykin was swinging at an officer or someone else outside the bar. McManus said Boykin had been heckled at the bar before police arrived.

Boykins teammates reacted to the QB’s arrest Thursday afternoon, “As he says, very disappointing, one of our leaders, he’s been a good player for us since he arrived on campus. Not just a good player, but a good person, a good brother. Whenever you see something like that, it’s extremely heartbreaking,” said Aaron Green

VIDEOS: San Antonio Police Chief William McManus addresses the media regarding the arrest of TCU starting quarterback Trevone Boykin. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was released from the Magistrate's Office after he posts bond.

"We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and the city of San Antonio," Gary Patterson, TCU headcoach, said in a prepared statement.

Patterson also said wide receiver Preston Miller, who had been with Boykin, has been suspended as well.

Sgt. Jesse Salame, a spokesperson for the SAPD, said patrons inside the 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.

Police said EMS treated the officer for injuries sustained during the fight.

Boykin, a senior from Dallas has played in 11 games this season completing 64.9 percent of this throws for 3,575 yards and 31 touchdowns. He was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting for 2014.

Team members say they will not let the arrests of two players be a setback for them, “We’ve had a lot of adversity this year. We all came together and played as best we could. I think we have to go out there and believe in what we do, we have a chance to win this game,” said Kolby Listenbee.

No. 11 TCU plays No. 15 Oregon Saturday night.


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