Seahawks to retain quarterback after arrest, for now

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Each NFL team must decide whether to keep or discard a player following an arrest.

The Seahawks have made their decision on quarterback Trevone Boykin — for now.

Boykin was arrested this week under charges of public intoxication and two counts of marijuana possession. He reportedly was the passenger of a vehicle that injured five people when its driver allegedly backed into a crowd. The driver was arrested, too, for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

On Friday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll addressed the club’s commitment level to Boykin.

There are indications it could change as more information is gathered.

“We’ll see; we’ll see what happens here,” Carroll told John Clayton of ESPN in a radio interview. “Early indications are that we’ll give him an opportunity to be back with us. We’ll see what happens though.”

Boykin, 23, was an undrafted rookie last season from TCU.

He completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

36 responses to “Seahawks to retain quarterback after arrest, for now

  1. No one should be surprised of this. Like I said on the post when he got arrested: “classless organization from top to bottom.” They are an embarrassment to the NFL.

  2. niners816 says:

    No one should be surprised of this. Like I said on the post when he got arrested: “classless organization from top to bottom.” They are an embarrassment to the NFL
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    The 2&14-Niners are the embarrassment. How many times did All-Done Smith commit crimes before your team did anything about it? 10?

    And BTW, Boykin wasn’t driving and had nothing to do with what happened other than being a passenger.

    3-13 this year. At least that’s a 50% improvement.

  3. So…. another person who was a passenger in a car got in an accident and then was arrested for public intoxication?

    The marajuana charges I am fine with. But how could he not be intoxicated in public after an accident?

    I dont think he left in the car with the intent of getting in an accident and being out in public. That seems all kind of wrong.

  4. No one should be surprised of this. Like I said on the post when he got arrested: “classless organization from top to bottom.” They are an embarrassment to the NFL.

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    You’re so right. Because once someone is in the NFL, it would be so wrong–so classless–to give them a second chance.

    Let’s see, he is from a state where marijuana is legal and was caught with marijuana. And someone else was driving the car that he was a passenger in and got into a serious accident. When he got out of the car, it became public intoxication. Yep, he should probably get 20-30 years, maybe even life.

  5. I don’t agree on retaining him but I would rather keep him than to be obligated to have to look at signing Colin kaepernik as our back up. Speaking of an embarrassment to the NFL, I believe the niners have been doing an excellent job at that along with the Browns with the way their season went this past year!!!

  6. I believe you are supposed to get a ride after you have been out drinking. The arrest was in Dallas so the fact that marijuana is legal in Washington State has no bearing on the case. It is not legal where he was arrested and it is still illegal on a federal level.

  7. theashleyguy says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:32 PM

    Let’s see, he is from a state where marijuana is legal and was caught with marijuana.
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    He was in Texas and not in Washington state when this happened.

    Legality of weed in Seattle has nothing to do with it.

    I’m all for reform of marijuana laws, but he lived in DFW for several years at least. The guy should be well aware of law enforcement attitudes and current legality status there.

  8. MJ charges? where did this happen? obviously it wasnt in WA, CA, CO, DC. lol. i bet he had that good pac north west purp.

  9. What an idiot. Friends can make you, if they’re the good kind, and break you if they’re the bad kind.

    I know it’s hard to give up your friends, but when you have a chance to get out of that kind of situation, you have to get out. Looks like he tried to keep one foot on each side of the fence and wound up getting impaled.

  10. @Niners816 – you have the stones to call any other team a “classless organization”?? Do you even pay any attention to the fine job YOUR owner Jed & his family are doing in Santa Clara? They are hands-down the worst organization in the league right now, have been since they ran Harbaugh out of town, and will continue to be as long as the York family owns the team. You shouldn’t be castings stones at anyone other than Jed.

  11. niners816 says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:06 PM

    “classless organization from top to bottom.” They are an embarrassment to the NFL.

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    Are these words like a standard wording for fans to troll? I swear I see them repeated verbatim in so many posts the only thing that is different is which team’s fan is directing them at which team. I’m pretty sure I have seen every team covered too. Is there like a template for troll comments I am not aware of?

  12. tylawspick6 says:

    Why law did he break exactly?
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    You mean “what” law. And it’s in the article. Dope smoking clearly affects reading comprehension.

  13. theashleyguy says:

    Let’s see, he is from a state where marijuana is legal and was caught with marijuana………..
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    …….. in a state where it’s illegal. And he has a job where it’s illegal. Holy cow you people need to put down the bong.

  14. Has he ever heard of the invention called “a Taxi”? Not only should you not drive drunk, you shouldn’t get in a car driven by your drunk friend either. No sympathy from me.

  15. abninf says:
    Mar 31, 2017 6:57 PM

    theashleyguy says:

    Let’s see, he is from a state where marijuana is legal and was caught with marijuana………..
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    …….. in a state where it’s illegal. And he has a job where it’s illegal. Holy cow you people need to put down the bong.

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    Don’t worry. Help is on the way. The new administration is really big on State’s rights, and they don’t believe in big federal government interference. Individual states know what’s best for them. That’s what they said. They don’t lie. Right? Shrink big government. Quit wasting tax payer’s money. Right?

  16. dawoger says:
    Mar 31, 2017 6:14 PM
    Hasn’t Seattle been dubbed Viqueefs West? There’s no shame in keeping criminals on the roster in minisoda so……

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    Viqueefs? What are you 12?

  17. The 49ers would have cut him already because Jed York wants to win with class. Pete Carroll wants to win even if he has to run over his own grandma.

  18. You’re so right. Because once someone is in the NFL, it would be so wrong–so classless–to give them a second chance.

    Let’s see, he is from a state where marijuana is legal and was caught with marijuana. And someone else was driving the car that he was a passenger in and got into a serious accident. When he got out of the car, it became public intoxication. Yep, he should probably get 20-30 years, maybe even life.

    Pot is legal in WA, this happened in TX, so the legality in WA means nothng.

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