Longhorns suspend Demarco Boyd; linebacker reportedly charged

Texas Longhorns sophomore linebacker Demarco Boyd has been suspended from the team, the school said Thursday.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that Boyd was charged with misdemeanor assault following an altercation after a car crash on July 4. Boyd is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old at the scene of the crash.

In a statement, Texas coach Tom Herman said the school would "continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action."

Boyd, a reserve, played in four games last season.

His brother, Kris, a senior defensive back with the Longhorns, was also in the crash on that day and tweeted about the car crash that evening.

Kris Boyd is a starter who led the Big 12 with 15 pass breakups last season. He was named to the watch lists for the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.