AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas football program has suspended sophomore linebacker Demarco Boyd, the school confirmed with the media on Thursday.
Boyd, who redshirted in 2016 and used sparingly as a reserve for four games last season, was reportedly charged with misdemeanor assault following a dispute after a car crash earlier this month.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay confirmed that Boyd is accused of assaulting an out-of-town 20-year-old visitor during an altercation at the scene of the crash on July 4.
Circulating images from the crash also revealed that the car he was traveling in was badly damaged.
The Austin American-Statesman reported that Boyd turned himself into Travis County officials and was released on Thursday.
In a released statement, Texas head coach Tom Herman confirmed that Boyd has been suspended from “all team activities,” and added that the school would be looking further into the situation.
“We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time,” he said.
“We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”
Demarco’s brother, Kris, a senior defensive starter who led the Big 12 with 15 pass breakups last season with the Longhorns, was also in the crash.
“Our angels had they hands over us today,” Kris Boyd, who was named to the 2018 watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy this week, tweeted the evening after the crash.
“@nofear_2 rear-ended and smashed! We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.”
Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed! We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.🤞🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/2TuHaMyZLS
— kris boyd™ (@kris23db) July 5, 2018