The football world’s response to TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s arrest on charges he hit a police officer at a San Antonio bar and subsequent suspension was swift on social media Thursday.
Boykin’s teammates and former teammates, as well as former TCU players were quick to defend the senior quarterback.
ESPN analyst and former NFL coach Herm Edwards also took the opportunity to use the Boykin incident as a teaching moment for players practicing for the Under Armor All-American game, captured and tweeted by ESPNU.
“Don’t be that guy,” Edwards told Under Armor All-American players in the video. “I’m going to tell you what is going to happen, they are going to play the football game without him. They’re not canceling the game. They are going to play it, so don’t think you’re not replaceable, because you are and when you do stuff like that you shouldn’t play.”
“When you do what he did last night, he shouldn’t play,” Edwards went on to say. “It’s an embarrassment. Playing in a bowl game and he put his whole team in jeopardy.”