TCU has dismissed wide receiver KaVontae Turpin after his arrest on suspicion of assault with bodily injury early Sunday morning.
Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson announced the discipline Tuesday.
Turpin, the team's second-leading receiver, is accused of allegedly dragging his girlfriend across a parking lot and slamming her to the ground.
According to the Dallas Morning News, after Turpin was arrested, word came of a previous arrest warrant for domestic violence in New Mexico from March. The Dallas paper said Patterson on Tuesday he had not been aware of that incident before this week.
"Obviously, I wish I knew more," Patterson said, according to the paper, adding he hadn't yet told Turpin he was dismissed. "I'm not trying to cover anything up."
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According to an affidavit obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Monday, Turpin's girlfriend told police the senior believed she was sending pictures of herself to other people and grew angry. She said Turpin "dragged" her across a parking lot and wrestled with her until she was able to escape and ask a neighbor to call police.
USA TODAY Sports does not name victims of domestic violence.
Turpin was a first-team all-conference selection as a kick returner last season.
A 5-foot-9 receiver from Louisiana, Turpin had 29 catches for 410 receiving yards and three touchdown catches through seven games.
Contributing: Tom Schad
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