As a college player, QB Trevone Boykin brought the TCU Horned Frogs to a Big 12 title and the cusp of the College Football Playoff. His NFL career was far less remarkable, strafing the bench and the practice squad for the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons. But a domestic assault charge has effectively ended his playing career and cost him his freedom for the next few years.
According to the Associated Press, Boykin has been sentenced to three in years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of aggravated assault and witness tampering. The charges stem from a 2018 incident in which he reportedly assaulted his girlfriend.
Boykin’s girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, alleged that Boykin broke her jaw in the assault. When her story was made public, Boykin was cut by the Seahawks.
Per the report, Boykin will be eligible for parole in a little under a year.
Former TCU, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend. https://t.co/SAk4nKMzZ1
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) February 26, 2020
Boykin owns the TCU single-season and career records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offense, and total touchdowns. In 2014 against Texas Tech, he set a new school record for touchdowns in a game with seven.
It was during that 2014 season where Boykin became a household name. In just the third year of TCU football in the Big 12 Conference, the team went 11-1 in the regular season, claiming a share of the Big 12 title in the process.
They narrowly missed the cut for the College Football Playoff but made up for it by crushing Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.
After graduating following the 2015 season, Boykin went undrafted and was signed by the Seahawks. He appeared in five games as a backup to Russell Wilson in 2016 and did not play in 2017.