The NFL has struggled for years with horrible stories about football players being involved in domestic violence cases. Recently, the backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Trevone Boykin, was arrested on a domestic disturbance call.
According to reports, the football player was arguing with his girlfriend. On the evening of March 20, Boykin wanted to view some text messages on his girlfriend’s phone. When she refused to give her phone to the quarterback, he became violent. Boykin allegedly punched Shabrika Bailey, his girlfriend, with so much force that he shattered her jaw. The victim further alleged that the football star was violently choking her before he hit her.
Bailey was airlifted to a hospital and was having difficulty breathing, but he alleges that there was never any altercation between the two of them. She was in the hospital recovering for at least three days. While investigating the incident, police uncovered video footage from the football star’s home. After reviewing the tapes, police had enough evidence to place an arrest warrant out on Boykin. He was immediately cut from the Seattle Seahawks football team, and he was placed under arrest the following day.
Boykin is being charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. He has been arrested multiple times in the past. Last year, he was charged with public intoxication and possession of marijuana. He also was a passenger in a vehicle that injured seven bystanders on a sidewalk. Prior to those arrests, he was also charged with assaulting a police officer.