On Thursday afternoon, the Texas Longhorns announced that redshirt sophomore linebacker Demarco Boyd is suspended from all team activities.
“We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time,” head coach Tom Herman said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”
According to the Austin Police Department, Boyd was charged with misdemeanor assault following a car crash in West Austin on July 4:
Boyd is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old out-of-town visitor at the scene of the crash near Enfield and Mopac (Loop 1), badly damaging a car he was in.
An arrest affidavit in the case is expected to be made public Friday. Austin police have been investigating the incident since July 4, interviewing numerous witnesses.
The 6’0, 240-pounder is the younger brother of senior cornerback Kris Boyd and appeared in four games last season, but did not record any statistics.
A member of the 2016 recruiting class, Boyd was a consensus three-star prospect out of Gilmer.
Preseason camp begins on August 3.