Texas coach Charlie Strong had to answer questions about why freshmen cornerback Kris Boyd was on his phone at halftime of the TCU game. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Kris Boyd apologies for halftime retweet of Texas A&M fan post

Posted October 4th, 2015

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Texas cornerback Kris Boyd issued an apology on Sunday for his halftime retweet of a Texas A&M fan post during Saturday’s TCU game.

The A&M fan tweeted a message implying that Boyd and UT linebacker Malik Jefferson should transfer to College Station. Boyd retweeted the post, which was seen by reporters and went viral nationally.

Boyd, a freshman from Gilmer, has not been made available to reporters since enrolling at Texas.

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“As I’ve had time to reflect on my actions, and after personally apologizing to my coaches and teammates, I would also like to extend my sincerest apology to all of the Longhorn fans and family and everyone at UT!,” Boyd said in a statement issued by the UT sports information department.

“In NO way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal,” the statement continued. “I deeply regret my actions and want to reassure everyone that I am 100% committed to this team and program. I take pride and honor in being a student-athlete at The University of Texas. I promise everyone that I will learn and grow from this.”

UT coaches learned of Boyd’s actions at the end of TCU’s 50-7 victory. Coach Charlie Strong said afterward that players should not be on their phones at halftime during games.

 

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