TCU Announces Suspension For Star WR Following Arrest

first_imgA general view of TCU's football stadium.FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A view as the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)TCU will need to find a way out of the bottom half of the Big 12’s standings without the help of star WR/KR KaVontae Turpin.On Monday, TCU head coach Gary Patterson announced that Turpin would be suspended after he was arrested on Sunday. Turpin was charged with assault with a bodily injury of a family member.Though Patterson would not specify the length of the suspension, he did infer that Turpin would not be available for their upcoming game against Kansas.“Everybody knows how I handle things like this,” Patterson said, per the Star-Telegram. “My track record usually speaks for itself if you go back through it. We’re gathering information, but at this point in time he probably won’t play against Kansas.TCU coach Gary Patterson said standout WR/KR KaVontae Turpin has been suspended following arrest for assault on a family member.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) October 22, 2018Turpin leads the country in punt return average with 20 yards per punt return and a touchdown. He had a 99-yard kickoff return against Oklahoma this past weekend.On offense, Turpin has three receiving TDs.TCU is currently seventh in the Big 12 standings with a 3-4 record overall and a 1-3 record in-conference.last_img read more