Former NFL Player Gets 3 Years In Prison For Breaking Girlfriend's Jaw
Fort Worth, TX – Former National Football League quarterback and college star Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to the beating of his girlfriend in 2018.
Boykin will be eligible for parole in less than a year, according to the Associated Press.
Shabrika Bailey said that Boykin broke her jaw in two places in March of 2018, ESPN reported.
The Seahawk released Boykin after he was accused of beating his girlfriend.
He later pled guilty to aggravated assault and witness tampering charges.
The football player was being held in a Fort Worth jail since December after he didn’t pay for a hotel room in Arlington, according to ESPN.
Boykin has a history of legal trouble.
In 2015, he was involved in a bar fight in San Antonio two days before Texas Christian University was to play Oregon in the Alamo Bowl, according to ESPN. He was suspended for the game and later pleaded no contest to resisting arrest.
KXAS reported that Boykin was originally charged with felony assault of a police officer when he struck a bicycle patrol officer who had showed up to break up the bar fight.
In March of 2017, Boykin was arrested for public intoxication and misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to ESPN.
He was in a car as a passenger that struck a tavern and hit seven people on the sidewalk, ESPN reported.
Boykin played in five games in his career and was 13 of 18 passing for 145 yards in 2016.
In his four-years at Texas Christian University, Boykin threw for 86 touchdowns.
In 2014, Boykin won the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year award and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Boykin made $1.1 million in salary in his three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL from 2016 through 2018.