Former Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback and TCU star Trevone Boykin was indicted Friday on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily harm, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
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The second-degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Boykin was arrested in Mansfield, Texas, on March 21 after Shabrika Bailey was beaten and told police the culprit was her boyfriend, Boykin.
Bailey told WFAA-TV in Dallas eight days after the attack that Boykin broke her jaw in two places and choked her until she passed out during a March 20 incident at her home in Mansfield.
Bailey said the encounter happened after she refused to show Boykin a text message on her phone, and the resulting injuries left her hospitalized for three days and required her jaw to be wired shut.
“I remember him choking me and I’m trying to calm him down,” she said. “And I just couldn’t. And I blacked out. I just couldn’t calm him down at all.
“The pressure was just hard. The pressure got hard to where I just remember just collapsing completely. And I just woke up in a puddle of blood on the kitchen floor. My whole right side was full of blood on the kitchen floor.”
Boykin has previously denied the allegations.
According to the Star-Telegram, police have images of the assault from video obtained from the residence.
Boykin was released by the Seahawks in late March after Bailey went public with her account.
He played in five games in two seasons with the Seahawks, all in 2016. Boykin completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Boykin, 25, was one of the best players in TCU history during his college career from 2012-15. Among the records he set were the single-season passing yardage (3,901) and career passing yardage (10,728) marks.
Boykin was suspended for his final game at TCU after he resisted arrest in December 2015 a few nights before the team’s Alamo Bowl game.
—Field Level Media