Reports: TCU WR Turpin arrested on assault charge

TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (25) catches a pass for a touchdown as Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Damarcus Fields (23) defends during the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Oct. 11.Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

TCU spokeswoman: "The university takes these types of reports very seriously."

Texas Christian wide receiver KaVontae Turpin was arrested for alleged assault with bodily harm of a family member, multiple media outlets reported on Monday.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson has yet to make any statement about the situation involving Turpin. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported that Turpin has been released from jail.

While Patterson has not officially been on the record about this news, TCU’s athletic department released the following statement via spokeswoman Holly Ellman:

“Texas Christian University is aware that one of its students was recently arrested for a reported domestic situation. 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.”

Turpin has 410 receiving yards and three touchdowns this season and has excelled on special teams.

The senior leads the country by averaging almost 20 yards per punt return and has a touchdown. Turpin also had a 99-yard kickoff return against Oklahoma on Saturday.

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