Seahawks cut Trevone Boykin minutes after domestic violence report

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The Seahawks wasted no time in responding after backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was accused of domestic violence.

Just minutes after a report that Boykin is accused of domestic violence, the Seahawks announced that they have released Boykin.‏

Boykin’s girlfriend reportedly told police that he attacked her, choking her and leaving her in a puddle of blood with a broken jaw.

The domestic violence case is the latest in a long line of off-field incidents for Boykin, and the Seahawks had likely decided that if he had any other incidents, he was done.

Boykin has been with the Seahawks for his entire NFL career but has rarely played behind starter Russell Wilson. Given the seriousness of these latest allegations, there’s a good chance he’ll never catch on with another NFL team.

71 responses to “Seahawks cut Trevone Boykin minutes after domestic violence report

  1. Surely you’d at least wait to see what happened? Innocent until proven guilty and all?

    I’m in no way defending him but surely as the team you’d want to get more information first?
    Unless he was a fringe guy so didn’t matter either way… And of course if he did it then I hope he gets his comeuppance

  2. I’m surprised an arrest warrant hasn’t been issued for him yet. I have a friend here in RI a few years ago that was in a screaming match with his girlfriend, never touched her. She left and drove straight to the cops and claim he shoved her out of the house. He was arrested minutes later even though I had witnessed the whole thing and gave a statement he hadn’t touched her.

    Not many places they mess around with DV any more. Usually its arrest first ask questions later.

  3. mm556 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    Surely you’d at least wait to see what happened? Innocent until proven guilty and all?

    I’m in no way defending him but surely as the team you’d want to get more information first?
    Unless he was a fringe guy so didn’t matter either way… And of course if he did it then I hope he gets his comeuppance

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    From the previous article:

    Because her jaw was broken on both sides and she was having difficulty breathing, she was airlifted to another hospital, where she remained for three days.

    So, no.

  4. I’m all for seeing if a guy is innocent – but puddle of blood and broken jaw is pretty damning evidence. If so, that’s a brutal attack and he should have the book thrown at him.

  5. mm556 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    Surely you’d at least wait to see what happened? Innocent until proven guilty and all?
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    I get what you’re saying, and I don’t think you’re defending him, but I’ll bet they have enough information to feel comfortable with this decision. NFL teams have their own security staff. So, no, they’re not waiting until he goes through the legal proceedings but the player has put them in the impossible position of defending a guy who allegedly broke his girl’s jaw – just no way that’s going to happen.

    Domestic violence is a difficult legal situation because – as we’ve often seen in high profile cases – the women sometimes recant their stories, or change them, or don’t show up.

    This is often portrayed by dullards as the women not wanting to lose their lifestyle. In fact this happens because women are scared to death that their abusive guy is going to hurt them more or kill them and they can’t get any protection. I’ve known too many women who’ve gone through these situations and their only worries are the health (and lives) of themselves and their kids.

    Speaking out against an abuser will anger him and he might be released anyway, or if he gets time it might not be long. A friend of mine was choked by her boyfriend and he was released with “time served” of like 3 weeks.

  6. Let’s see if Pete Carroll puts his money where his mouth is on Kaepernick. He put on a dog and pony show last year bringing him in, not signing him, then saying “There is no reason why he should not be on someone’s roster”.

  7. I don’t get how these guys who literally are hanging on to an NFL paycheck to begin with, keep acting out like this. Don’t they realize they literally have no margin for error? No, Boykin will not be in the league after this.

  8. mm556 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    Surely you’d at least wait to see what happened? Innocent until proven guilty and all?

    I’m in no way defending him but surely as the team you’d want to get more information first?
    Unless he was a fringe guy so didn’t matter either way… And of course if he did it then I hope he gets his comeuppance

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    Give the report a read. Its the sort of thing that would make a team want to distance themselves right away. Its sort of like how the Patriots didnt wait for Hernandez to be proven guilty, the first intial info was so bad right out the gate they just wanted to sever immediately. These teams are not courts of law so they can do that. I dont recall anyone later suggesting the Pats should have waited and I am not expecting we will hear that about the Seahawks either.

  9. He doesn’t need football anyway, does he?

    After all, isn’t he a college graduate?

    BTW, Boykin, what was your major, anyway?

  10. I was a big Boykin fan. Based on the articles I saw, when they were separated to discuss the story, he ran. If he isn’t guilty, he sure acted guilty. This apparently isn’t his first issue with bad behavior. The Seahawks were completely justified in cutting him. I’m so disappointed in his behavior.

  11. Lunchbox says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    The dynasty continues to crumble

    Oh yeah. Because a backup QB who played in – not started, played in – 5 games in 2016 (and threw 18 passes gets cut? I fear for Seattle’s future.

    Good on Seattle though for doing the right thing. Due process is a great thing in a court of law – and you can apologize later if this all turns out to be “some big misunderstanding” – but sometimes a duck really is just a duck.

  12. “A broken jaw and a pool of blood” ..If that is true, then he is scum and this same treatment should be applied to him. There is nothing worse than a wife or girlfriend beater and this is the last person you should want on your team !!! He needs some time of incarceration to contemplate his wrong choices and their consequences.

  13. Well; another career over. There must be some credibility to the report that the team had to move rapidly.

  14. I just don’t understand how athletes can see their colleagues’ careers fall apart due to this sort of thing over and over, yet learn nothing from it. (Apart from the fact it’s criminal and reprehensible in the first place.)

  15. “Given the seriousness of these latest allegations, there’s a good chance he’ll never catch on with another NFL team.” Really? There’s a good chance he’ll never catch on with another NFL team? This woman abuser will never play in the NFL again! There, I fixed it for you.

  16. he was on the practice squad last year. He wasn’t even russell’s back up, as that was Austin Davis. Bye felicia

  17. This is the kind of player that Dallas Cowpie GM Jerruh Jones would add to his team. Imagine the backfield with that that team would have with the Bearded Woman Beater as a running back and a Woman Basher as a QB. With a little effort the team could draft an entire wide receiver corps filled with woman beaters.

    I believe this is a developing story….

  18. For those questioning why the usually lenient Seahawks released him so quickly:

    1. Boykin misses Alamo Bowl game after being arrested and fighting with cops. Signs with Seattle after going undrafted
    2. June 2016 – Boykin arrested for fighting with cops
    3. March 2017 – arrested for possession, and public intoxication
    4. April 2017 – arrested for parole violations
    5. March 2018 – Arrested for domestic violence

    Everyone deserves a SECOND chance. But probably not a SIXTH.

  19. Hawks are the kind of class organization who cuts him immediately.

    Not like the Niners, Cowboys, Pats, etc.

  20. On the one hand, I don’t like guilty until proven innocent, and the ability for someone to claim someone else did something, but crap man, this is horrific.
    If she has choke marks and a broken jaw he should be facing years in prison.

    >>Boykin’s girlfriend reportedly told police that he attacked her, choking her and leaving her in a puddle of blood with a broken jaw.

  21. stucats says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    it’s a Seattle thing i guess, or maybe Michael Bennett taught him a few things.

    Dude they are both from Texas, where the incidents happened..

  22. @higherIqthanyou

    Lol yea nice try on defending your favorite team.

    Boykin has already had prior legal matters before this and the Seahawks stuck with him. He was obviously already put on notice by the team and told anything else and “you’re cut”. Hence the immediate decision to part ways

  23. Again, I’ll never understand how athletes can be so mad when they are living their dreams and making millions of dollars. And then to beat a woman? Unacceptable.

  24. Just love the court of public opinion, anybody remember innocent until proven guilty? her allegations are more then likely true and not condoning what he did at all, only cowards hit women and children. With that being said let wait and see the evidence before drawing a conclusion huh?

  25. Another bright future wasted by poor decisions and horrible self-control. Feel bad for the woman.

    Does this now mean the Seahawks are in the Kaepernick *cough* sweepstakes?

  26. patrickryancomedy says:
    March 27, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Again, I’ll never understand how athletes can be so mad when they are living their dreams and making millions of dollars. And then to beat a woman? Unacceptable.
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    Why should they be any different than anyone else?

  27. higheriqthanyou says:
    March 27, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    Hawks are the kind of class organization who cuts him immediately.

    Not like the Niners, Cowboys, Pats, etc.
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    Cheap

  28. Well this just gave me an idea if I was a gm, pay someone to accuse another team thats in your way’s players of whatever and watch their team turn to crap. Jets/bills/dullphins? What are you waiting for?

  29. mm556 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Surely you’d at least wait to see what happened? Innocent until proven guilty and all?
    ______________________________________

    No no no, that’s not how it works in the NFL. Haven’t you been paying attention? That attitude is reserved for starters and serious contributors. Boykin is a fringe back up. As such the all he gets is being offered a blindfold & cigarette after being placed against the wall. Which from the sound of it may well be more than he deserves

  30. I wouldn’t mind if Seattle signs Kaepernick. It needs to get worse on the West Coast before it has a chance to get better and signing him fits right in with that and their political climate.

    Go ahead and down vote. You aren’t going to convince them leftism is dead, they will have to convince themselves. Make all the compelling arguments you can, but leave the rhetoric and name calling to them. Be above it, they are the ones losing.

  31. rac2us says:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    Here comes the shout outs for Kapernick, lol

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    If he is willing to take a minimum to come in as a camp arm this actually would be a good fit. Not sure he is willing to do that though. Reports have been he wants a shot at starting and that kind of pay. And personally I think he likes his current role as the victim more than he really wants to play again.

  32. CENSORED says:
    March 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Well this just gave me an idea if I was a gm, pay someone to accuse another team thats in your way’s players of whatever and watch their team turn to crap. Jets/bills/dullphins? What are you waiting for?

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    I hate to ask, but what exactly is your plan for how to be able to accompany the accusation with some poor woman thats obviously been badly beaten?

  33. Let’s hope he gets 3 to 5 for domestic violence. Innocent to proven guilty only works when their aren’t good witnesses. In this case it’s kind of obvious who did it.

  34. That’s quite a team the Petey has built out there. I’m surprised their own fans even root for them anymore. I guess the guy hasn’t assaulted any 66 year old Paraplegics lately so he’s got that going for him.

  35. Why do simple accusations get people fired? Shouldn’t we wait until he’s found guilty first?

  36. Looks like this case won’t even break into that $89M of social injustice money that the NFL is giving away.

  37. This is precious to watch. Got my popcorn ready, could not happen to a better fanbase. What goes around comes around. KARMA !

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