Trevone Boykin was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury Wednesday after police in Mansfield, TX., found evidence of the attack on his girlfriend on his home’s surveillance video.
The Seahawks cut their backup quarterback Tuesday after Shabrika Bailey gave an interview, with her broken jaw wired shut, to WFAA-TV in Dallas in which she described how Boykin beat and choked her seriously enough require an airlift to a Dallas hospital, where she spent three days recovering.
WFAA’s story on the arrest can be found here.
A police news release said detectives investigating Boykin’s home March 22 found video that confirmed the assault. Boykin on Tuesday issued a statement to NFL Media denying the assault, claiming he had witnesses to back his version of the story.
The charge is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. He was taken to the Tarrant County Jail. Bail was not set yet.
Bailey said she had been in a relationship with Boykin since their high school days in Mesquite, and was at his home in Mansfield when they argued over a text message he wanted to see on her phone. She says she refused to unlock the phone.
“So he goes into a choke. I remember him choking me and I’m trying to calm him down. And I just couldn’t. And I blacked out. I just couldn’t calm him down at all,” Bailey told WFAA.
Boykin was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth who in 2016 became Russell Wilson’s backup, playing in five games. Last season he was on the practice squad behind veteran Austin Davis and played in no games.
How hard is it to field an entire football team with decent human beings? I mean, how much pressure is on Pete and John to take risks on persons with known character flaws?
A very fair question.
Not really. How hard is it to fill any workplace 100 percent with decent human beings? How about the Catholic church? The CIA? The White House? Any police department? Any newsroom?
In the case of the White House, it’s easy to see the reason as incompetence. See story:
Pete and John are not incompetent.
Perspective, as you say. Large scale perspective. Why can’t we demand more integrity from our government, the White House, the police departments, etc. Every layer of American society seems to be sliding. I don’t criticize Pete and John. I criticize the American citizenry that accepts without combating and allows a great democracy to get co-opted by a corpocracy.