Former Texas Christian University star QB and current Seattle Seahawks backup Trevone Boykin was arrested earlier this morning in Dallas after he was involved in a car accident. According to the Star-Telegram, Boykin was the passenger in a car that crashed into a bar in Uptown Dallas around 2 a.m.
Boykin was arrested on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and public intoxication. According to Dallas County Jail, Boykin was also arrested on charges of speeding and failure to display a valid drivers license. Boykin’s bond was set at $500.
Per law enforcement, Shabrika Baley (26), the driver, was intoxicated when she decided to pull out of a parking garage. Suddenly, she switched the gear to reverse and backed her vehicle into the bar at a high rate of speed. Baley injured four people walking on the sidewalk as well as a bartender who was injured when bottles of alcohol and a large cooler fell. Per FOX 4, three of the victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
This isn’t Boykins first arrest. On December 31, 2015, Boykin was arrested in San Antonio after he allegedly punched a police officer in a bar fight, two days before TCU was scheduled to play in the Alamo Bowl. He pleaded no contest to a charge of resisting arrest in June 2016 and received one year of deferred adjudication probation.
Boykin was the starting quarterback for TCU from 2012 to 2015 where the duel-threat quarterback threw for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 2,000. The undrafted player served as a backup for the Seattle Seahawks in 2016. There is no word on whether Boykin and Baley were on a date or why they were in the car together.
According to Texas law, possession of up to 4 oz of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to one year of incarnation and up to a $4,000 fine. Section 49.02(c) of the Texas Penal Code states that Public Intoxication in Texas is considered a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00. However, if the person has two prior convictions of public intoxication, the penalty could be enhanced to a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.
The NFL has yet to comment on the situation.
(1) while operating an aircraft, watercraft, or amusement ride while intoxicated, or while operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, by reason of that intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another; or
(2) as a result of assembling a mobile amusement ride while intoxicated causes serious bodily injury to another.
(b) In this section, “serious bodily injury” means injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
(c) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.