TCU star Boykin suspended from Alamo Bowl
THURSDAY SPORTS NEWS --
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin wont play against Oregon in Saturdays Alamo Bowl after being charged with felony assault of a police officer early Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.
Boykin, a senior who is considered one of the nations top QBs and players, was suspended from the bowl game by the school.
According to various reports, Boykin was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Thursday and released on $5,000 bond. A police report said Boykin charged at officers who responded to a fight with employees at a bar. The report said Boykin resisted arrest until he was told officers would use a stun gun on him.
Another Texas Christian University player, junior wide receiver Preston Miller, also has been suspended from the Alamo Bowl.
In a statement, TCU coach Gary Patterson said: "Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday's game due to a violation of team rules. We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio."
Boykin 22, and some teammates reportedly were at the downtown Pat OBriens, where the quarterback scuffled with patrons after some trash-talking and struck an employee of the bar.
The report said people with Boykin offered to take him back to the team hotel, which was a couple of blocks away, but Boykin charged officers, swinging and hitting one patrolman, who suffered a swollen face, bruises and cuts.
The Oregon-TCU game starts at 3:45 p.m. PT Saturday. TCU is ranked 11th in the nation; the Ducks are No. 15.
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