Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested yesterday in his home in the DFW area after police acquired what they consider to be sufficient evidence to charge him with aggravated assault.
According to ABC affiliate WFAA, detectives found surveillance video in Boykin’s home that indicated that domestic abuse had occurred within the Mansfield residence.
Boykin has denied allegations by his former girlfriend Shabrika Bailey, claiming that she fabricated a story about his abuse. His arrest throws new light on what Boykin held was merely “guilt by association.” It also raises questions about the former NFL player’s claims that he was not involved in any kind of abuse.
On Wednesday, Boykin was arrested on felonious assault charges and was then transported to Tarrant County Jail. Boykin could face anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison.
Bailey had accused Boykin of assaulting her in an incident that was supposed to have occurred last week. Bailey claimed that Boykin choked her until she blacked out and that she then woke up in a “puddle of blood on the kitchen floor.”
The 24-year-old Boykin had served on the practice squad for the Seattle Seahawks last season, but was released earlier this week after accusations surfaced.