TCU, former Neville player KaVontae Turpin arrested

KaVontae Turpin - Image Source: Tarrant County Sheriffs Office

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Texas Christian University star wide receiver and Monroe native KaVontae Turpin has been arrested in Texas.

According to CBS Sports, Turpin appeared on a jail roster for Tarrant County Jail with the charge of causing bodily injury to a family member. A report by the Star Telegram indicates that Turpin allegedly dragged his girlfriend through a parking lot and slammed her on the ground Saturday night.

Turpin played football for Neville High School as part of the class of 2015, according to 247Sports.

CBS Sports had the following statement from TCU regarding Turpin's arrest:

"Texas Christian University is aware that one of its students was recently arrested for a reported domestic situation. The university takes these types of reports very seriously and is continuing to gather information to determine the next steps. TCU expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law.

"The student also may face a charge of violating the University Code of Student Conduct, the results of which are independent and separate from any legal charges."

Turpin has been suspended for the time being. He was released on Monday.