TCU quarterback arrested two days before bowl game

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Two days before their bowl game, Texas Christian University’s quarterback has been arrested.

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was taken into custody after a fight at a San Antonio bar.

Police say the trouble began when bar patrons recognized the player and exchanged words.

That is when an upset Boykin allegedly took a swing, missed and made contact with a bar employee instead, WOAI reports.

When police officers arrived, officials say Boykin was taking swings and ended up hitting a police officer.

Police say Boykin calmed down after police officers threatened to taze him.

Boykin is in town for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against the Oregon Ducks.

Police told WOAI that the quarterback is being charged with assault of a public official, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Trevone Boykin mugshot, Credit: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Trevone Boykin mugshot, Credit: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Boykin has since been suspended from the TCU football team.

“Trevone Boykin and Preston Miller have been suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules. We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio,” head coach Gary Patterson said in a statement Thursday morning.

TCU says they are aware of the situation and are gathering information.