Alamo Bowl Meltdown: Boykin Arrested in Bar Melee

TCU quarterback and Dallas native Trevone Boykin was charged with a felony in San Antonio early Thursday morning after a bar fight spiraled out of control.

Like many brawls of its kind, it started with “some jaw jackin' at the bar about the game” between patrons and members of the team at just before 2 a.m., according to San Antonio Police chief William McManus. The fight turned physical and spilled outside Pat O’Brien’s. When nearby bicycle cops saw the fight, they intervened. Police say Boykin left the scene and then returned, and at some point he got into it with police. A police spokesman says the quarterback punched one in the face and "was finally subdued after being threatened with a Taser," McManus said.  

TCU is playing Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday. “Trevone Boykin and [wide receiver] Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said in a statement. “We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation.”

Boykins is believed to have NFL written all over him. The only debate has been whether scouts see him as a quarterback or a slot receiver. Now it seems like he has the temper, lack of judgment and ability to generate bad press that is required of professional football players. The Big Time awaits.

But first, there’s this criminal charge to deal with. The former West Mesquite High Schooler is charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony. Bond has been set at $5,000. 

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Joe Pappalardo is the former editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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