Baylor LB Travon Blanchard arrested on Assault Family Violence charges

Suspended Baylor Linebacker Travon Blanchard is out of jail, after being arrested in Waco last night.

WACO - Suspended Baylor linebacker Travon Blanchard was arrested in Waco at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Assault Family Violence charges, according to authorities in Fort Bend County. 

Baylor Athletics released the following statement:

Travon Blanchard was suspended from all team activities immediately after learning of allegations made against him in February. That status has not changed and he has had no involvement with the program since that time. The university is aware of the arrest made today in connection with the previous allegations against Blanchard and will monitor the developments of this charge for any additional decision regarding his affiliation as a student-athlete.

Defense Attorney Michelle Tuegel also released a statement regarding Blanchard's arrest:

Tuesday evening Travon Blanchard was picked up by the Baylor Police Department on a warrant issued by the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office for a misdemeanor charge involving an allegation of an incident between Travon and an ex-girlfriend at a Houston area restaurant. The accusations made against Travon are the same accusations made by the same woman who requested the protective order filed earlier this year.  Her initial accusations connected to this arrest were also contained in the February 2017 police or event report we released earlier this year.  The woman alleged that Travon snatched keys out of her hand which she claimed cut her pinky finger in the process. We look forward to representing Travon and bringing out the truth in court.

Blanchard's bond was set at $6,000.

According to the McLennan County Jail, Blanchard bonded out at 10:07 Tuesday night.

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