The next chapter of a former TCU football player’s tumultuous life will play out by bars.
Wednesday, Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a pair of felonies related to aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. He was also sentenced to 180 days in jail for theft of services and theft of property on charges unrelated to the assault. The misdemeanors are related to his failure to pay for a hotel room in December; the former TCU football player has been in jail ever since that arrest.
In June of 2019, Boykin was arrested on one count each of aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness. In March of the year before, Boykin beat his girlfriend Shabrika Bailey so badly that she was hospitalized and had her jaw wired shut.
A member of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks at the time, Boykin was immediately cut.
These incidents continued what’s been a spate of legal issues in which Boykin has been involved over the past five years.
In December of 2015, Boykin was charged with, among other things, felony assault of a police officer following an incident outside of a San Antonio drinking establishment very early Thursday morning. The altercation, which was preceded by Boykin skipping out of the team hotel following bed check, led to Boykin being suspended for the Alamo Bowl matchup with Oregon, leaving his teammates in a lurch and effectively ending his collegiate playing career.
Video of that incident subsequently surfaced.
After leaving the TCU football program, Boykin was arrested twice in an 11-game span in late March and early April of 2017.
In 2014, Boykin was named as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He remains the TCU football leader in career passing yards (10,728), passing attempts (1,356), pass completions (830) and touchdown passes (86). In that 2014 season, he also set single-season team records for passing yards (3,901), touchdown passes (33), touchdowns responsible for (42) and total offense (4,608).