Texas Christian University quarterback and Earl Campbell Award finalist Trevone Boykin was arrested in San Antonio Wednesday night.
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson announced Boykin along with wide receiver Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday’s bowl game at the Alamodome.
“Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a 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 jailed after a bar fight at Pat O’Brien’s. The fight reportedly began when some bar guests recognized Boykin and “exchanged words”, reports WOAI. That’s when Boykin allegedly became angry and began trying to hit the patrons. Boykin, along with others, were removed from the bar.
NBC5 reports San Antonio police arrived by bicycle shortly after and attempted to break up the fight, along with bouncers from the establishment. That’s when police say Boykin’s friends held him back and told officials they’d escort him back to the hotel.
Police then say Boykin tried to punch officers who arrived at the scene. Boykin was then taken to the ground and police threatened to use a stun gun on him.
One bicycle officer was treated at the scene for cuts on his knees and a swollen face, which he got during the scuffle.
Boykin was arrested for assaulting a police officer, public intoxication and resisting arrest. It is not clear what Miller’s role in the altercation was.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus met with the media Thursday morning to discuss the events that took place.
Boykin was booked into the Bexar County Jail on $5,000 bond.