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TCU QB Trevone Boykin arrested after allegedly hitting police officer

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Texas Christian University star quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday morning in San Antonio after striking a bicycle patrol officer following a bar fight, San Antonio police told NBCDFW.com.

Boykin, who was a Heisman Trophy candidate early in the season, threw for 3,575 passing yards and 31 touchdowns this year, while also rushing for 612 yards.

Boykin was allegedly at a bar with some friends and an argument broke out. According to police, Boykin struck another patron at the bar before being forced to leave.

Bicycle patrol officers showed up shortly after and wrestled a struggling Boykin to the ground after he tried punching several officers, police said.

Boykin was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

The arrest comes just two days before TCU is set to play Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.

Since the arrest, TCU has released the following 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.”