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TCU's Boykin charged with felony assault, suspended from bowl

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TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was charged Thursday with felony assault of a police officer, per The Associated Press, and has been suspended for Saturday's Alamo Bowl.

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Boykin was arrested in San Antonio on Thursday morning after he allegedly was involved in a bar fight and struck a patrol officer. The quarterback was formally charged with assaulting a public servant. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released from custody late Thursday morning.

The TCU football team is in San Antonio as it prepares to face Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson released a statement announcing the suspension of Boykin and wide receiver Preston Miller.

"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."

Later on Thursday, an apology was posted to Boykin's Twitter account.

According to police, Boykin was fighting with bar employees when people that were with the QB said they would take him back to the hotel where they were staying. Per the police report, Boykin then attacked officers at the scene, swinging at one before being taken to the ground. Boykin resisted arrest until officers told him they would use a stun gun on him, according to police.

Boykin, 22, has passed for 3,575 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. The senior quarterback has 10,728 yards passing and 86 touchdowns in his career.

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