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Gary Patterson Kicks KaVontae Turpin Off TCU Football Team

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One day after it was reported that KaVontae Turpin had been arrested on assault charges, and Heartland College Sports was the first to break the news of Turpin’s history of assault of battery charges, head coach Gary Patterson has reportedly kicked Turpin off the TCU football team, according to Bruce Feldman.

Turpin was one of the most electric return men in all of college football and had a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown in Saturday’s 52-27 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners, which dropped TCU to 3-4 on the season. Turpin ends his career with four punt returns for touchdowns and two kick returns for touchdowns. As a receiver, he wraps up his career with 145 catches for 1748 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns (two rushing).

On Monday’s Big 12 Teleconference, Patterson said the following about Turpin, “He’s suspended. Everybody knows how I handle things like this. Anytime we have had a situation show up, my track record usually speaks for itself. We are gathering information, but at this point, he won’t play against Kansas. We have not received anything as far as information, a police report or anything else… he knows about how that all goes. All of it.”

Well Patterson came down as tough as he possibly could by kicking Turpin off the team.

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