It's often hard to believe how badly some athletes can behave - and this is a classic example!
Being suspended for the Alamo Bowl game, this now denies Oregon the opportunity to be tested by TCU's top quarterback.
An unfortunate situation for all. -- FB
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested and charged with a felony in San Antonio early Thursday morning after fighting at a bar and then allegedly striking a bicycle patrol officer.
Boykin was formally charged with assaulting a public servant, a third-degree felony, and assigned a $5,000 bond.
TCU is playing Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday. TCU coach Gary Patterson issued a statement saying: "Trevone Boykin and (junior wide receiver) 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."TCU QB Trevone Boykin is in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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.
Boykin and the people with him were removed from the bar, but the fight continued, according to reports. San Antonio bicycle police officers arrived at the scene and tried to stop the fight with the help of bar bouncers. 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."
A source told ESPN's Jake Trotter that Boykin was in his room when his coaches did curfew check at midnight, but then he went back out.
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.