Former NFL quarterback sentenced to prison

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend.

Boykin and prosecutors agreed to the sentence in return for his guilty plea to aggravated assault and witness tampering charges. Boykin’s lawyer said his client would be eligible for parole in less than a year.

Boykin had been in the Tarrant County Jail in Texas since December after he ducked paying for a hotel room in nearby Arlington.

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Shabrika Bailey alleged that Boykin broke her jaw in two places in the March 2018 assault. The Seahawks cut Boykin in the wake of the allegation.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin in 2017Source:AP

Boykin, who played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 2012 to 2015, was the 2014 Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year and set team career records in career passing yards (10,728), passing attempts (1,356), pass completions (830) and touchdown passes (86).

With the Seahawks, Boykin played five games in 2016, completing 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown and one interception. He spent 2017 on the Seahawks practice squad.

Boykin had been in trouble with the law since 2015, when he was involved in a bar room brawl in San Antonio two days before TCU was to meet the Oregon Ducks in the Alamo Bowl on January 2nd, 2016. He was suspended for the game, then pleaded no contest to a count of resisting arrest and got a year’s deferred adjudication probation in June 2016.

In March 2017, he was arrested on charges of public intoxication and misdemeanour marijuana possession after a car in which he was a passenger struck a tavern, hitting seven people on the sidewalk.

This article was originally published in The New York Post and republished with permission

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