We’re a week away from Texas opening camp and the team will be doing so a little thinner in terms of depth at the linebacker spot.
The Longhorns released a statement on Thursday afternoon that was a bit out of the blue by saying that redshirt sophomore Demarco Boyd was suspended from the team.
“We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time,” head coach Tom Herman said in a release. “We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”
Herman nor the school did not list any specifics as to why Boyd was suspended nor were there many, if any, reports about him being involved in anything. It seems the statement was released knowing the reasoning would soon be surfacing as several Austin-area reporters quickly gave out some more specifics — namely that the linebacker was recently arrested and charged for his involvement in a July 4th car crash.
Boyd redshirted in his first season on the 40 Acres and playing sparingly, mostly on special teams, last year. His older brother Kris Boyd is the more well-known of the pair on burnt orange and is a 20 game starting defensive back for the team going into his senior season in 2018.