SAN ANTONIO, TX- TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been suspended from the team after allegedly striking a bicycle patrol officer early Thursday morning following a skirmish outside a local bar. Boykin was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony for assaulting a police officer as well as charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication.
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson announced via press release that Boykin was suspended from the Alamo Bowl game where TCU faces Oregon in San Antonio on Saturday. The Horned Frogs will also be without wide receiver Preston Miller, who was suspended by the Frogs alongside Boykin.
"Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday's game due to a violation of team rules," Patterson stated. "We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio."
According to various reports the fight initially began inside the bar when Boykin was recognized by patrons and had words with individuals. Boykin reportedly struck a bar employee and the entire group was moved outside by bar security according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who spoke at a press conference Thursday morning.
At that point San Antonio police officers arrived by bike with Boykin allegedly being very aggressive and charged at the patrol officers according to the police report. At that time Boykin was taken into custody.
TCU will have to face Oregon without their best offensive players including Boykin, Miller and wide receiver Josh Doctson, who was already ruled out for the Alamo Bowl game due to injury. The Horned Frogs have had to play without Boykin twice this season against Kansas and Oklahoma.
TCU struggled against Kansas with Bram Kohlhausen stepping in after Boykin went down early in the game leading the Frogs a 23-17 win over the Jayhawks. Kohlhausen got the start the next week against Oklahoma before being replaced by Foster Sawyer in the 30-29 loss to the Sooners.