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Former TCU receiver KaVontae Turpin pleads guilty to assault

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Christian

Former TCU wide receiver and star returner KaVontae Turpin has been granted probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend last October.

Earlier this week Turpin was sentenced to to two years of deferred adjudication probation and ordered him to complete a 27-week, partner-abuse intervention program.

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 kicked Turpin off the TCU football team.



Turpin could have been sentenced to two to 10 years in prison for the third-degree felony. However, now if he completes his probation, the charges against him will be dropped.

Witnesses told police that they saw Turpin drag his girlfriend across a parking lot as she resisted and screamed for them to call 911.

Turpin ended his career with four punt returns for touchdowns and two kick returns for touchdowns. As a receiver, he wrapped up his career with 145 catches for 1748 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns (two rushing).

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