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TCU standout WR/KR KaVontae Turpin arrested for alleged assault of a family member

This is terrible news.

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (12:48): Details are emerging about what took place on Sunday night. Here’s a portion of the police report, from ESPN’s Jake Trotter:

According to the arrest affidavit, police were called to a Fort Worth apartment complex at approximately 11:43 p.m. Turpin would not speak to the police officer and was placed in a squad car.

A woman, who said she had been in a relationship with Turpin for five years, was crying and told police that Turpin was angry because he thought she was sending photos of herself to other people. According to the report, the woman said that Turpin grabbed her and dragged her across the parking lot. She said he slammed her to the ground and they wrestled before she got away and went to a neighbor’s door and asked them to call police.


UPDATE (9:51am): Turpin has been released from jail, per Drew Davison’s report at the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and TCU has released a statement.

“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 standout wide receiver and kick returner KaVontae Turpin was arrested Sunday for assault.

The Tarrant County Jail report, screenshot above and linked here, shows that KaVontae Lamon Turpin was arrested on October 21 for Assault Bodily Injury - FM. The FM stands for Family Member.

Turpin was having an incredible season for the Frogs, returning to his old ways in both the receiving and return games. He was second on the team in receptions (29), receiving yards (410), and receiving touchdowns (3), and had returned both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown. Through seven games he had close to 1,000 all-purpose yards.

As a true freshman Turpin took the Big 12 by storm, with a four touchdown coming out party against Texas, as the Frogs pounded the Horns 50-7. After a freshman year that had him touted as the next big TCU returner, following in the footsteps of Cory Rodgers and Jeremy Kerley, injuries derailed Turpin for his sophomore and junior seasons.

This year, his senior season, had been a revelation, with Turpin finally healthy and back to his old ways of making tacklers look foolish.

Now, it seems, his TCU career will come to an abrupt and disappointing end.

There has been no statement from TCU or from Gary Patterson yet about what will happen with Turpin, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.