Trevone Boykin, a former quarterback who played for Texas Christian University and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, has been formally charged with aggravated assault for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in March of 2018.
Boykin was indicted on Friday, September 28, in Fort Worth, Texas, and has since been freed on bond. Boykin is accused of allegedly breaking his girlfriend’s jaw during the attack, although he denies the accusations.
While Boykin denies the allegations, prosecutors say the attack was captured on security system video at Boykin’s home in Mansfield, Texas.
Boykin was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016 but was cut from the team’s practice squad shortly after reports of the attack surfaced.
via Dallas News:
Shabrika Bailey said she was at Boykin’s Mansfield home March 20 when they began arguing after she refused to show him a text message she had received.
“I remember him choking me, and I’m trying to calm him down,” she told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). “And I just couldn’t. And I blacked out.”
She said that when she came to, she was “in a puddle of blood on the kitchen floor.” Boykin attempted to clean her up before taking her to a hospital, where she spent several days with a broken jaw, she said.
When Mansfield police went to Boykin’s home in search of evidence, they found cameras hooked up to a recording device. Footage on the device revealed “what appeared to be an assault that occurred inside the residence,” police said.
Reports indicate that this has not been Boykin’s first run-in with the law. In 2017, he was arrested in Dallas last year on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and marijuana possession and in 2016 he pleaded no contest to resisting arrest.
Following the alleged assault, Boykin was arrested and posted $25,000 bond.