Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd turned himself in to police Tuesday morning in connection with an altercation outside of a bar in July, the Greenville Police Department said.
Boyd, 25, of Seneca, was charged with assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant. He pushed a bouncer in the chest on the night of July 14 outside of On the Roxx, located at 734 S. Main St., in downtown Greenville.
The doorman told Boyd the club was at capacity and he would have to wait in line just like everyone else, according to a police report based on the victim’s account. An argument ensued and the doorman told Boyd he needed to leave.
Boyd then “shoved him with two hands in his chest causing him to fly through the door way knocking another female and himself to the ground,” according to the police report.
Boyd turned himself in Tuesday morning, Officer Gilberto Franco said. Police took out the warrant Friday.
The victim said he did not report the incident immediately because he wanted to speak with his attorney.
Boyd could not be reached by phone Tuesday. His agent did not immediately return a voicemail message seeking comment. Boyd was the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012. He conference records for passing yards (11,904) and passing touchdowns (107) during his three years as the Tigers’ starter.
On the Roxx on Tuesday afternoon released a statement about the case on its Facebook page. The business said it will continue to cooperate with authorities but directed all questions to the complainant.
“In reference to the recent charges brought against Tajh Boyd, On the Roxx is not pressing charges nor did On the Roxx bring these allegations to the attention of the police. This incident transpired between an independent contractor hired to work the front door who personally filed charges against Mr. Boyd of his own accord without On the Roxx prior knowledge.”
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