What Caused Trevone Boykin's Arrest? Will Affect His Contract Deals Or Not?
Seattle Seahawks of NFL quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested on 28th March 2017 in Dallas on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession as well as public intoxication after a car in which he was a passenger struck pedestrians and a nightclub after that, injuring eight people and sending seven to local hospitals.
Caption: Highlights of Trevone Boykin from the 2014-15 season (Video: YouTube.com)
According to the police department, at 2:10 a.m. local time, Sabrina Bailey backed up at a high rate of speed hitting pedestrians on a sidewalk and then a wall of Sidebar in Dallas.
Moreover, the impact of the car with the building caused bottles of alcohol as well as an ice cooler to fall inside Sidebar which caused hitting and injuring the bartender.
None of those injuries in the accident were considered to be of severe life-threatening. Shabrika Bailey was charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and severe bodily Injury, a felony three charge.
Boykin was being held on $500 bond at the Dallas County Jail. Moreover, he is currently on probation stemming from an incident in 2015, back when he was TCU's starting quarterback. Boykin was also suspended for the Alamo Bowl after a Dec. 31, 2015, incident at a bar.
He was also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in June, and he paid a $1,500 fine which included $237 in court costs and was placed on one-year probation. Boykin was also ordered to take alcohol awareness classes and anger management courses and serve 80 hours of community service.
Boykin went undrafted in 2016 and was drafted with the Seahawks as a free agent. The Seahawks said in a statement:
"We are aware of the situation involving Trevone Boykin. We are still gathering information and are disappointed,"
Caption: stats of Trevone Boykin in 2016 season.
Trevone Boykin signed a 3-year deal, worth $1,635,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks and also includes $15,000 signing bonus, $15,000 guaranteed, as well as an average annual salary of $55,000. In 2017, Boykin earned a base salary of $540,000, while carrying a cap hit of $545,000 and a dead cap value of $10,000.
However, once he got involved in a domestic violence case, the Seahawks' management released him off the contract and now Trevone is leading his life unemployed and desperate for money.
Girlfriend Accuses Of Domestic Violence; Crisis In Quarterback's Life
Back in March 2018, Trevone got tied up to another case and this time the quarterback may have got into a much bigger problem than he earlier anticipated.
Trevone's girlfriend Shabrika mentioned in an interview with WFAA-TV that her boyfriend and she had an initial argument after Trevone ordered her to unlock her phone which she rejected. After she refused to cope with Trevone's order, Shabrika claims that the NFL player used violence and even broke her jaw.
"So he goes into a choke. I remember him choking me and I’m trying to calm him down. And I just couldn’t. And I blacked out. I just couldn’t calm him down at all."
Further, she claims that Trevone even tried to clean up his acts by taking her to the hospital and forcing her to lie about the incident. Trevone was later released on bond but was released of his contract from Seattle Seahawks.
This has further caused a financial crisis to the NFL quarterback as he reached the point of desperation and is selling his pieces of jewelry and online on Twitter.