Latest: TCU QB charged with felony assault after bar fight
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The latest on the arrest of TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (all times local):
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has apologized after being arrested in San Antonio on charges of striking a police officer outside a bar during an early-morning altercation.
Boykin wrote Thursday that he had ''no excuses for my very poor decision, and I'm embarrassed about it.'' He posted a screen shot on his Twitter account of his phone with the 216-word apology.
The one-time Heisman Trophy candidate was suspended from Saturday's Alamo Bowl between the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs and No. 15 Oregon. Boykin said he wished he could play, ''but I won't because of my mistake that I have no one to blame but myself.''
Boykin was released from jail on bond on a charge of felony assault of a police officer. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says he doesn't know whether Boykin was swinging at police or someone else outside a bar shortly before 2 a.m. near the city's famous River Walk.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been released on bond from a San Antonio jail after being arrested on charges of striking a police officer outside a bar during an early-morning altercation.
Boykin left the Bexar County jail on Thursday with a coat over his head before ducking into a car. He did not answer questions from reporters.
The one-time Heisman Trophy contender is charged with felony assault of a police officer. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says he doesn't know whether Boykin was swinging at police or someone else outside a bar shortly before 2 a.m. near the city's famous River Walk.
McManus says Boykin had been heckled at the bar before police arrived.
Following the arrest, TCU coach Gary Patterson suspended his star quarterback for Saturday's Alamo Bowl against Oregon.
Authorities say a police officer allegedly punched by TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin outside a San Antonio bar was treated for a swollen face and abrasions but is OK.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Thursday he didn't know whether Boykin was swinging at the officer or someone behind him. McManus says officers on bike patrol had arrived at the bar near the city's famous River Walk shortly before 2 a.m. after noticing an altercation involving TCU's most prolific passer in school history.
McManus said Boykin was being heckled about No. 11 TCU's game Saturday against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.
Boykin was charged with felony assault of a police officer. TCU coach Gary Patterson has suspended Boykin for what would have been the final college game for the one-time Heisman Trophy contender.
TCU football coach Gary Patterson has suspended quarterback Trevone Boykin for Saturday's Alamo Bowl game after he was charged with felony assault of a police officer.
Boykin said that he'd suspended Boykin and receiver Preston Miller from the game for violation of team rules.
Patterson said in a statement, ''We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio.''
Boykin was arrested early Thursday morning in San Antonio. Police said he charged at responding officers, and swung at one before being taken to the ground.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with felony assault of a police officer.
San Antonio Police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame said Boykin is being held on $5,000 bond. Bexar County Magistrate's website showed Boykin was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.
A police report said the 22-year-old was fighting with employees at a bar. People whom Boykin was with told police they would take him back to the hotel.
Police said Boykin then charged at responding officers and swung at one officer before he was taken to the ground. The report also said Boykin resisted arrest until he was told they would use a stun gun on him.
TCU plays Oregon on Saturday in the Alamo Bowl.
The school said in a statement that they are aware of the situation and will ''closely monitor'' it and ''evaluate additional details as they become available.''