Trevone Boykin is suspended for the Alamo Bowl after being arrested Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE  2:40 p.m.: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Trevone Boykin was released on $5,000 bail this morning.

UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said he doesn’t believe Boykin intended to punch a police officer.

“We don’t know whether he was swinging at the officer or…somebody behind him,” McManus said at a press conference Thursday morning. “In any event, the officer was struck in the face. He was injured.”

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McManus said that after some “jaw-jacking” and “heckling about the game” between Boykin and some patrons at a bar, Boykin was leaving the area with his teammates before “breaking away” and coming back to the scene.

McManus said that Boykin then “struck an officer” who was patrolling the area on a bike, and Boykin and the officer fell to the ground. Boykin was then subdued after “being threatened with a taser.”

McManus said the department was unable to contact head coach Gary Patterson about the incident.

The injured officer was treated for “a swollen face and some bruises and abrasions,” but is in good condition. McManus said that Boykin has yet to post bail and is being held at the city magistrate’s office. He is facing a third-degree felony charge for assaulting a police officer.

UPDATE 9:15 a.m.: Trevone Boykin has been suspended for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl after the quarterback was arrested at a San Antonio bar early Thursday morning.

Boykin, a senior, would have been playing his last game in a TCU uniform on Saturday.

In a statement to ESPN, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Boykin and wide receiver Preston Miller had been suspended for Saturday’s game “due to a violation of team rules.” Boykin was arrested after reportedly getting into a fight and striking a police officer.

“We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio,” Patterson said.

According to an initial police report, tweeted by WFAA, Boykin allegedly got into a fight with employees at Pat O’Brien’s sports bar on Losoya Street and threw an “indiscriminate” punch at a police officer just before 2 a.m. on Thursday.

TCU issued a statement Thursday morning: “We are aware of a situation last night and are gathering information. We will continue to closely monitor this and evaluate additional details as they become available.”

Police told WOAI/Channel 4 in San Antonio that some bar patrons recognized Boykin and “exchanged words” with the quarterback. Boykin allegedly then threw a punch and accidentally hit a bar employee. The scuffle made its way outside before police arrived.

According to the police report, after it seemed the fight had been broken up, Boykin began “swinging” at one officer before he was taken to the ground. Boykin reportedly calmed down after officers threatened to tase him, and he was then arrested.

Boykin recently graduated from TCU with a degree in general studies and was set to lead the Horned Frogs against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday. He has been charged with assault of a public official.

Boykin has been the main offensive weapon for the Frogs for the past two seasons. Considered a Heisman candidate before injuring his right leg against Kansas, Boykin threw for 3,575 yards and 31 touchdowns this year and added 612 yards and 9 scores on the ground.

TCU will have to search the depth chart for a replacement starting quarterback. When Boykin went out against Kansas, redshirt freshman Foster Sawyer took the reins and held on to beat the Jayhawks, but Sawyer was replaced by senior Bram Kohlhausen in the team’s loss against Oklahoma.

Sawyer completed just 38.5% of his passes this season, with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Kohlhausen threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns to go along with two interceptions.

Grant McGalliard contributed reporting.