Texas player apologizes for halftime tweet in loss to TCU

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Texas cornerback Kris Boyd has apologized for being on Twitter during halftime of an embarrassing 50-7 loss to No. 3 TCU, when he passed along a suggestion that he transfer to Texas A&M.

The freshman said in a statement issued by the university Sunday that ''in no way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal'' when he retweeted what amounted to an invitation to transfer from an apparent supporter of the Aggies, a rival the Longhorns don't play anymore.

Texas fell behind 30-0 in the first quarter, trailed 37-0 at halftime and barely avoided its worst shutout loss in more than 100 years Saturday. Coach Charlie Strong faced questions afterward about whether his players still believed in him.

The Longhorns (1-4, 0-2 Big 12) are off to their worst start since going 1-9 in 1956.


AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org