Travon Blanchard officially leaves Baylor football program

Travon Blanchard with his attorney, Michelle Tuegel of Waco. (Staff photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Travon Blanchard, who played the past three seasons with Baylor and is currently suspended from the Bears amid a Title IX investigation, has joined the football program at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Following a tweet by ESPN Central Texas' David Smoak, TAMU-Commerce athletics spokesman confirmed the news in a statement.

"We welcome Travon Blanchard to our Lion Athletics family. As with any transfer, we thoroughly investigate circumstances and communicate with a wide net. We are confident that Travon walking on to our program this season is a positive step for both him and our program."

Blanchard's transfer comes after his arrest last month on a misdemeanor assault/family violence charge.

"Travon Blanchard is excited for the opportunity to continue his education and athletic endeavors at Texas A&M-Commerce," Blanchard's attorney Michelle Tuegel said. "Travon maintains that he is not guilty of what he has been accused of. The Baylor Title IX process is still ongoing and he will continue to cooperate in that process and looks forward to clearing his name and to his day in court."

Blanchard also released his own statement.

"I have decided to transfer from Baylor University. I would like to thank all the Baylor coaches I’ve had, along with the support staff and administration for all they did for me the past four years. I would also like to personally thank all the great fans of Baylor nation for all of their fantastic and unwavering support during my time there. I have recently decided to walk-on at Texas A&M-Commerce to play my senior year and further my college education. This will be my only statement regarding this matter. Sic’Em and Go Lions!"

Blanchard will be eligible to play immediately.