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TCU WR KaVontae Turpin Arrested for Assault

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Christian

It’s been a rocky season for the TCU Horned Frogs, who are coming off a 52-27 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday and are now 3-4 on the season, one year after reaching the Big 12 Championship Game.

Well that season got a bit more rocky when star wide receiver and return man KaVontae Turpin was arrested Sunday for assaulting a family member, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He has since been released from jail.

TCU released a statement on the incident, saying:

“Texas Christian University is aware that one of its students was recently arrested for a reported domestic situation. “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.”

Turpin has two touchdown returns this season, with the most recent one coming on Saturday to kick start the scoring for the Horned Frogs. As a receiver this season, Turpin has 29 receptions for 410 yards and three touchdowns. He also ranks second in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards averaging 132.7 yards a game.

Gary Patterson confirmed during Monday’s Big 12 Teleconference that Turpin has been suspended, adding “he probably won’t play against Kansas”.

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