Trevone Boykin’s brilliant college career has come to an abrupt and inglorious end even though Texas Christian has one game left to play this season.
Boykin was arrested early Thursday in San Antonio and charged with felony assault of a police officer after the onetime Heisman Trophy contender slipped out of his team hotel past curfew, was allegedly heckled at a bar and ended up being subdued by authorities who said they had to threaten the quarterback with a Taser.
The 22-year-old Boykin was swiftly suspended for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against No. 15 Oregon.
The game would have been the last for Boykin, a senior who shattered school passing records once held by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. But he was no doubt hoping to give NFL scouts one final look at his skills as the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs wrapped up their season.
The skirmish was set off by Boykin being heckled in the bar about the upcoming game, McManus said.
“His teammates had tried to take him back to the hotel, and he broke away from them and came back and he got into it with officer,” McManus said. “Mr. Boykin was finally subdued after being threatened with a Taser.”
Boykin was released on $5,000 bond. He left a Bexar County jail with a coat over his head and did not answer questions from reporters. TCU wide receiver Preston Miller was also suspended for bowl game for what Coach Gary Patterson said was an unspecified violation of team rules.
Boykin threw for 3,575 yards with 31 touchdowns and ran for 612 yards and 10 more scores this season. He has accounted for 56% of TCU’s offense since 2012, and leaves with career school records for total yards (12,777), passing yards (10,728), passing touchdowns (86) and touchdowns responsible for (114).
Senior Bram Kohlhausen or redshirt freshman Foster Sawyer will start in Boykin’s place.
Cal’s Goff to skip senior season
Cal’s Jared Goff announced that he would skip his senior season to become one of the top quarterbacks entering the draft.
Goff is widely considered to be one of the top two quarterbacks eligible for the draft and is projected as a high first-round pick. He is the first Cal quarterback to leave early for the NFL since Aaron Rodgers following the 2004 season.
Goff is the Golden Bears’ career leader in just about every significant statistic for quarterbacks. He broke Marcus Mariota’s Pac-12 season record for touchdown passes by throwing six in a 55-36 win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl on Tuesday to give him 43 in his career — one more than Mariota.
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