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TCU’s KaVontae Turpin Arrested For Assault Of Family Member

Star TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin was arrested on Sunday on complaints of assault with bodily injury against a family member.



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UPDATE: Coach Gary Patterson announced during his Big 12 teleconference that Turpin has been indefinitely suspended.


What a difference 48 hours can make. On Saturday, TCU star receiver KaVontae Turpin was gashing the Sooner’s defense and special teams, but on Sunday, his situation was a bit different.

News broke early Monday that Turpin had been arrested over the weekend for assault with bodily injury of a family member. The alleged assault occurred on Sunday, and Turpin has since been released from jail on bond.

The details of what led to the alleged assault are not known, but TCU has released a statement saying they are aware of the situation.

“Texas Christian University is aware that one of its students was recently arrested for a reported domestic situation,” TCU said in a statement. “The university takes these types of reports very seriously and is continuing to gather information to determine next steps. TCU expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law.

“The student also may face a charge of violating the University Code of Student Conduct, the results of which are independent and separate from any legal charges.”

TCU fans, take in this kick return from Saturday, because it may be the last time you see Turpin on the field for awhile. Currently, Turpin is the Frog’s second leading receiver with 29 receptions for 410 yards and three receiving touchdowns.

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