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.
“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.
Why is Texas CB Kris Boyd on his phone at halftime? pic.twitter.com/jOyII5sbHB
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 3, 2015