According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, suspended Texas Longhorns linebacker Demarco Boyd was charged with assault with injury after he allegedly punched a driver who caused a multi-car accident.
On Thursday, Boyd was suspended indefinitely pending the completion of the legal process. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor.
The assault occurred during the afternoon of July 4 on Windsor Road when wet driving conditions caused a Jeep Wrangler to rear end a Chevrolet Camaro. Based on a tweet from cornerback Kris Boyd at the time, the car was driven by safety BJ Foster and also contained Boyd. The impact pushed the Camaro into a Chevrolet Tahoe.
When the driver of the Wrangler, identified as L. Kincade, left the vehicle, witnesses said he was charged by Boyd, who asked, “What did you do to my brother?”
“Hall said that Boyd then punched Kincade in the face approximately eight times,” according to the arrest affidavit. “Hall said then that Boyd then stopped and said, ‘Why don’t you learn to drive.’ Then punched Kincade two more times.”
According to Kincade, he suffered a “severe concussion, swelling to his cheek and jaw and a black eye.”
A Class A misdemeanor in Texas carries with it up to one year in jail or a fine up to $4,000, or both.