Trevone Boykin Apologizes After Arrest for Allegedly Assaulting a Police Officer

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 31, 2015

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin waits for the play to be signaled to him in a pouring rain in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin allegedly assaulted a police officer, and the team suspended him for its Alamo Bowl showdown against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday.

On Thursday, Boykin issued a lengthy apology on Twitter for his conduct:

As News4 San Antonio reported, Boykin was arrested and allegedly "indiscriminately hit an officer." The Horned Frogs subsequently banned him from Saturday's bowl game, per ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach.

The senior signal-caller accounted for 40 total touchdowns in 2015. TCU lost to Oklahoma, 30-29, in the only game Boykin didn't appear in this year.

Schlabach added Boykin was charged with third-degree felony assault of a police officer.

Boykin was allegedly involved in an altercation at Pat O'Brien's, a bar in San Antonio. He allegedly began throwing punches after an exchange of words with patrons, per News4 San Antonio. Instead of hitting the patrons, Boykin allegedly accidentally struck a bar employee.

The unsavory nightlife episode and subsequent suspension mark a sad end to an otherwise excellent career for Boykin. The 22-year-old has thrived over the past two years as a starter under center and kept the Horned Frogs among the best teams in college football.

If he tries to make it in the NFL, Boykin will have to overcome a public, humbling off-field incident while also likely changing positions.

Bram Kohlhausen figures to start in Boykin's place versus the Ducks at the Alamodome to close out TCU's season. Kohlhausen relieved struggling freshman Foster Sawyer in the game against Oklahoma and orchestrated a strong rally before failing to notch what would have been the game-winning two-point conversion.

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