Texas suspends Demarco Boyd following July 4 incident

Alex Briseño

University of Texas football player Demarco Boyd has been suspended from all team activities, head coach Tom Herman confirmed in a press release Thursday afternoon.

While the program didn’t specify the reason for suspension, the Austin American-Statesman reported that Boyd has been charged with misdemeanor assault following an altercation after a car accident on July 4.

Boyd was expected to turn himself into the Travis County jail and be released Thursday, according to the report.

“We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time,” Herman said in a press release. “We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”

Demarco’s brother, senior defensive back Kris Boyd, who was was in the vehicle, confirmed that Texas freshman defensive back BJ Foster was also in the vehicle with a tweet on the day of the accident, “Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed! We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.”

Demarco, a Gilmer-native, was redshirted in 2016 and saw limited time in 2017, seeing the field in just four games primarily on special teams but saw time at linebacker late against Kansas.

Boyd received all-state honors twice after playing at linebacker and running back at Gilmer High School.