Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s college career with the Horned Frogs ended abruptly. Ahead of the team’s Alamo Bowl in January, he was arrested for an alleged assault on an off-duty police officer at a nightclub.
He was suspended from the bowl game, which would have been his final game as he was a senior at the time. He is still looking to continue his career into the NFL and he got some advice from a former Horned Frog legend and a former Ohio State Buckeye who also saw his fair share of legal trouble.
While at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Boykin talked about how LaDainian Tomlinson and Maurice Clarett gave him some advice on how to move forward from the incident.
“I’ve been talking to Maurice,” Boykin said following his combine workout Friday. “Maurice has been doing FCA work. During fall camp he came to talk to the TCU football team and I watched the (ESPN) 30 for 30 (film) Youngstown Boys, so you see him go through his career and the things that he did for him to turn out so positive and do positive things.
“And then you’ve got guys like LT, who’s a legend really, so when you got guys like that in your corner, like I said, it’s surrounding yourself with positive people.”
Clarett was dismissed from Ohio State following the 2002 BCS National Championship Game after he was involved in an improper benefits scandal. He was later sent to prison for nearly four years for robbery and has since tried to turn his life around and serves as a traveling motivational speaker.
Tomlinson, on the other hand, moved on to the NFL and become one of the best running backs in San Diego Charger history.
I think if there’s any two guys Boykin should be getting advice from, it’s these two. They both give him a different aspect of what it’s like to be on the outside looking in and what it’s like having a successful, Hall of Fame-like career.
Let’s hope Boykin turns things around for the latter.
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