- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested and charged with felony assault of a police officer after the one-time Heisman Trophy contender slipped out of the team hotel past curfew, was allegedly heckled at a bar and ended up being subdued by authorities who said they had to threaten him with a Taser.

The 22-year-old Boykin was swiftly suspended for the Alamo Bowl in an abrupt and inglorious end to a brilliant college career.

The game Saturday against No. 15 Oregon would have been the last for Boykin, a senior who shattered school passing records once held by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and who was hoping to give NFL scouts one final look as the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs wrapped up their season.

Boykin was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. outside a bar near San Antonio’s famous downtown River Walk. Police say an altercation inside spilled into the street and ended when Boykin took a swing and made contact with a police officer on bike patrol. Police Chief William McManus said it was not clear whether Boykin was swinging at the officer or someone else.

The skirmish was set off by Boykin being heckled in the bar about the upcoming game, McManus said.

“I have no excuses for my very poor decision, and I’m embarrassed about it,” Boykin wrote in a 216-word note posted as a screen shot of a phone. “My teammates are my brothers. There’s nothing I wanted to do more than play one last game with my fellow seniors.”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said both players will join quarterback Cardale Jones in leaving early during a news conference for the Fiesta Bowl.

Bosa had 26 sacks and 50 1/2 tackles for loss during three seasons with Ohio State. He was a second-team Associated Press All-American and is projected to be a top-10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.

Elliott also was a second-team All-American after rushing for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He enters Friday’s game against No. 8 Notre Dame second on Ohio State’s all-time rushing list with 3,812 yards.

Jones announced he will declare for the draft on Wednesday.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California quarterback Jared Goff is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

His decision was not unexpected and comes two days after he capped his stellar career by throwing six touchdown passes in a bowl victory against Air Force.

Goff is widely considered to be one of the top two quarterbacks eligible for the draft and is projected as a high first-round pick. He is the first Cal quarterback to leave early for the NFL since Aaron Rodgers following the 2004 season.

Goff is Cal’s career leader in just about every significant statistic for quarterbacks. He broke Marcus Mariota’s Pac-12 season record for touchdown passes by throwing his 43rd in the 55-36 win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Goff, whose family was on hand for the campus news conference, has strong bloodlines to Cal. His parents attended the school and he grew up in nearby Marin County. Goff has been a lifelong Bears fan, going to games at Memorial Stadium. His father, Jerry, is a former major league catcher.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan will play Saturday when San Antonio hosts the Houston Rockets after missing the previous three games.

Duncan sat out San Antonio’s win Monday against Minnesota for rest, but missed the next two home games because of soreness in his right knee.

He missed three games earlier this season for rest.

The 39-year-old forward is averaging a career-low 9.0 points, but has deferred much of his offense to emerging star Kawhi Leonard and newly acquired LaMarcus Aldridge.

Duncan is averaging 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while anchoring a defense that’s limiting opponents to a league-low 88.6 points.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan passed Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk as the franchise’s career goals leader with two scores in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Doan took Max Domi’s feed on a 2-on-1 and beat Connor Hellebuyck midway through the first period to set the record. His empty-enter with 15.7 seconds left was his 381st goal.

Hawerchuk scored 379 goals for the then-Winnipeg Jets in 713 games from 1982-90. It took 1,422 games for the 39-year-old Doan to surpass that mark.

Doan scored seven goals as a rookie in Winnipeg in the 1995-96 season before the Jets moved to the desert and became the Coyotes. He has spent the past 19 seasons in Arizona.

He scored the record goal against the reborn Jets, who returned when the Atlanta Thrashers moved there in 2011.

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