In reaction to accusations of domestic abuse and his subsequent release from the Seattle Seahawks, Trevone Boykin put out a statement refuting the allegations. In Boykin’s statement, he claims that he was not a part of the physical altercation that Bailey describes.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2018
It’s not exactly clear what Boykin means here by “guilt by association”, but it is curious given the history of involvement between Bailey and the former TCU quarterback. The two were previously involved in an incident a year ago that led to Boykin being arrested. That history will almost certainly play a part in whether Boykin is eventually found to be guiltless regarding these domestic abuse charges.
Boykin’s confidence in his own innocence is striking because of its contrast with the very graphic violence of which he stands accused. As the legal process plays out, there will probably be more details regarding precisely what parts of Bailey’s story – some of which have been corroborated – are erroneous according to Boykin.