Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was arrested on charges of assault and battery stemming from an incident that reportedly took place back in July. Tuesday, he tweeted a simple statement on the situation.
Tajh Boyd, who played for Clemson from 2009-2013 and was later drafted by the New York Jets, is being charged by the Greenville Police Department with assault and battery stemming from an incident at On The Roxx back on July 14. According to the arrest warrant, which was obtained by WLTX 19, Boyd got into an altercation with a man working the front door of the establishment. Here's more:
The incident happened back on July 14 at On the Roxx, a nightspot located on South Main Street in Greenville. A man working the front door at the place said he told Boyd that he couldn't come into the bar because it was at full capacity. An incident report states Boyd began to argue, and pushed the victim on the ground causing him to knock over a woman.
Boyd appeared to respond to the allegations on Tuesday afternoon, simply tweeting "A push." He offered no further explanation.
Boyd has a stellar career at Clemson, throwing for 11,904 yards and 107 touchdowns against just 39 interceptions. He started for the school for three years - 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Boyd's professional career started with the Jets, but he did not make the roster ahead of the 2014 season. He's since played for the Florida Blacktips, the Boston Brawlers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Montreal Alouettes.
We'll keep you updated on the situation.