Correction: Ex-TCU Star-Girlfriend Assaulted story
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story April 29 about former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge’s category and sentencing range. The charge was a Class A misdemeanor with a possible sentencing range of up to one year in jail, not a third-degree felony with a sentencing range of two to 10 years in prison.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Ex-TCU receiver Turpin pleads guilty in girlfriend’s assault
Former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin granted probation after pleading guilty to assaulting girlfriend
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin has been granted probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend last October.
A judge in Fort Worth sentenced Turpin on Monday to two years of deferred adjudication probation and ordered him to complete a 27-week Partner Abuse Intervention Program. If Turpin satisfies the terms of his probation, the charge against him will be dropped.
Turpin could have been sentenced up to one year in jail for the Class A misdemeanor.
Witnesses told police that they saw Turpin drag his girlfriend across a parking lot as she resisted and screamed for them to call 911. After his immediate suspension from the team, TCU coach Gary Patterson cut the senior days later when a previous assault charge against Turpin emerged from New Mexico.