Trevone Boykin avoids jail time with plea deal in assault case

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Seahawks rookie quarterback Trevone Boykin will avoid jail time after pleading down from an assault charge, and will get to satisfy his probation while in Seattle.

That’s good news for the team, as he’s pretty much their No. 2 quarterback at this point.

According to Stephen Cohen of SeattlePI.com, Boykin pleaded no contest to charges of resisting arrest from the New Year’s Eve incident. He was initially charged with a misdemeanor count of assault after getting in a bar fight in San Antonio, which cost him a chance to finish his TCU career in the Alamo Bowl.

Boykin was given a year’s probation and fined $1,500 and court costs. The Bexar County Court judge will allow him to fulfill his 80 hours of community service and anger management course while he’s in Seattle this fall.

At the moment, the undrafted rookie is the backup to Russell Wilson, as Jake Heaps is the only other quarterback on the roster. There was a possibility that they might re-acquire Tarvaris Jackson, though that seems less likely after he threatened to kill his wife last week.

11 responses to “Trevone Boykin avoids jail time with plea deal in assault case

  1. NFL can’t suspend people for college shenanigans before their contract was signed.

    Sounds like they wouldn’t anyway. Pleading down from a misdemeanor to community service.

  2. If the NFL did anything in this case, then look out everyone, your whole college years where you made money for the NCAA, will now carry over to your professional life. He already payed dearly for this bar incident by not being drafted losing millions….

  3. He’ll be OK, a lot of kids get in bar fights growing up. I’m sure he leaned his lesson and will fly straight from now on.

  4. Why should he be suspended for something he did in college before being a member of NFLPA OR NFL?

    If it happens after, NFL could deliver whatever punishment it seems fit. I am sure he won’t wine about it for 4 years like Patriot fans.

  5. Suspension?
    He wasn’t an employee of the nfl when this happened. Eat that

  6. “NFL can’t suspend people for college shenanigans before their contract was signed.”

    Tell that to Terrelle Pryor and he didn’t do anything but violate asinine NCAA rules.

  7. Fred says:
    Jun 30, 2016 5:21 PM
    “NFL can’t suspend people for college shenanigans before their contract was signed.”

    Tell that to Terrelle Pryor and he didn’t do anything but violate asinine NCAA rules.
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    Prior agreed to that suspension in order to become eligible for the supplemental draft. The suspension wasn’t based on the personal conduct policy. It was a fairly unique situation in that he was attempting to dodge an NCAA suspension he admitted was valid and agreed to by leaving Ohio State and entering the supplemental draft.

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