Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd turned himself in to Greenville Police on Tuesday after being charged with an assault and battery. The alleged incident took place On the Roxx nightclub in Greenville, South Carolina on July 14 when Boyd pushed a bouncer who told him could not enter the bar.
According to the police Boyd was trying to get in On the Roxx around 11:30 p.m. on July 14 when the bouncer told him he would have to wait because the club was full. The report said Boyd shoved the bouncer and subsequently the bouncer fell into a woman, knocking her to the ground.
Police spokesman Gilberto Franco told the Associated Press in an email that the bouncer waited until the next day to report the incident, and it took investigators two months to investigate the encounter.
On the Roxx released this statement on their Facebook Page on Tuesday in regards to the alleged incident.
“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,” the release said. “The first priority of On the Roxx is the safety and security of it’s patrons and we will cooperate with officials on this matter, however, all further questions regarding this case should be directed to the victim as this is between him and Mr. Boyd.”
Boyd ended his Clemson career in 2013 as Clemson’s most prolific passer, holding school records in passing yards, touchdowns, completions and attempts. He also shares the record for most career wins, going 32-8 in his three years as a starter.
He was the 2011 ACC Championship Game MVP and in 2012 he was named as the league’s player of the year and was a first-team All-American. Boyd led the Tigers to the 2011 ACC Championship, the school’s first in football in 20 years, and won bowl games over top 10 teams LSU and Ohio State.