Trevone Boykin, starting quarterback for TCU, was arrested last night for allegedly punching police officers after a bar fight in San Antonio last night, just days before the Alamo Bowl. [lead image by Tom Pennington/Getty Images]
Here’s the skinny from the San Antonio NBC affiliate, who claim that the incident began when patrons of the bar Pat O’Brien’s recognized Boykin for who he was and started chirping him:
Boykin reportedly became upset and started trying to punch them just before 2 a.m. After Boykin struck a bar employee, he and his friends were removed from the establishment, authorities said.
San Antonio bicycle patrol officers arrived shortly after and, along with bar bouncers, tried to break up the fight. Police said Boykin’s friends restrained the quarterback and told officers they would take him back to their hotel.
According to police, Boykin then started trying to punch officers who arrived to assist. Several officers took Boykin to the ground, where the fight continued until they threatened to use a stun gun on him.
Boykin was arrested and faces charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
Truthfully, I don’t believe that that’s the full story. I believe that he was arrested and that he started a bar fight, sure, but I don’t believe he knowingly punched police officers–that takes an INSANE amount of stupidity (OK, being in a bar fight days before the biggest bowl game of your career is already stupid, but assaulting a policeman is way worse).
That’s where this conflicting story comes into play.
As security worked to stop the fight, people were moved outside. At that point, police say bike officers arrived and came upon Boykin as he was taking swings and say the player indiscriminately hit an officer.
Either way, Boykin has officially been arrested for “Assault/PO, Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication.” Here’s TCU’s statement:
“We are aware of a situation last night and are gathering information. We will continue to closely monitor this and evaluate additional details as they become available.”