Seahawks release QB Boykin after alleged attack of girlfriend

The Seattle Seahawks cut troubled backup quarterback Trevone Boykin on Tuesday shortly after reports of an alleged domestic violence attack on his girlfriend began circulating.

Boykin, 24, is under investigation for aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, police in Mansfield, Texas, told Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA.

Shabrika Bailey detailed last week's incident to WFAA on Monday night, claiming Boykin beat up and left her with a broken jaw wired shut.

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Bailey said the incident happened on March 20 at her home in Mansfield, Texas. She said she refused to show Boykin a text message on her phone and that led to the attack.

"So he goes into a choke," Bailey told WFAA. "I remember him choking me and I'm trying to calm him down. 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."

Bailey said Boykin then dragged her into the bathroom, took off her clothing and attempted to clean her up. Hours later, Boykin took her to Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas, but after hospital staffers separated the two to ask questions, Boykin fled the scene.

Bailey was having trouble breathing from her injuries and was later airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for further treatment. She was released on Saturday.

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Ray Rice

- Indicted for third-degree aggravated assault after hitting his then-fiancee

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Brandon Marshall

- Arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer in 2004
- Arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend in 2007
- Charged with misdemeanor battery in Georgia in 2008
- Arrested in 2009 for disorderly conduct while fighting with his fiancee
- Accused of hitting a woman in New York in 2012

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Adrian Peterson

- Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charge of reckless assault against his four-year-old son

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Terrell Suggs

- Allegedly threw a soap dispenser at his then-girlfriend in 2009
- Accused of attacking his then-girlfriend in 2012

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Fred Davis

- Accused of assaulting a woman in 2011

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Adam 'Pacman' Jones

- Cited for misdemeanor assault in October of 2006
- Part of a shooting and multiple assaults at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007
- Accused of hitting a woman at a strip club in Georgia in 2008

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Albert McClellan

- Charged with battery and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence against his girlfriend in 2012

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Bruce Miller

- Accused of assaulting girlfriend in 2015, later reduced to a charge of disturbing the peace

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Chris Cook

- Accused and acquitted of strangling his girlfiend

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Courtney Upshaw

- Charged with third-degree domestic violence in 2009 alongside his then-girlfriend. Charges were later dropped.

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Dez Bryant

- Charged with a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for hitting his mother

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Dorial Green-Beckham

- Accused of pushing a woman down the stairs

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Justin Cox

- Arrested for domestic violence in 2015

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Leroy Hill

- Arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse after allegedly hitting his girlfriend in 2010

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Phillip Merling

- Charged with aggravated battery against his pregnant fiancee in 2010

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Quincy Enunwa

- Accused of assaulting his girlfriend

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Randy Starks

- Charged with domestic assault in 2006

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Robert Sands

- Charged with assault in the fourth degree in a 2013 domestic violence incident

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Rodney Austin

- Charged with assault against a female and a child under 12 in 2015

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Santonio Holmes

- Arrested in 2006 for domestic violence and assault. Charges were later dropped
- Allegedly threw a glass at a woman outside an Orlando club

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Tony McDaniel

- Charged with domestic battery against his girlfriend in 2010

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Maurkice Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

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Mike Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

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Bailey was arrested with Boykin in March 2017 when she was the driver in a car that struck several pedestrians outside of a nightclub in a Dallas suburb.

She said that crash occurred because Boykin was attacking her.

"He leaned over, attacked me, and choked me unconscious which made the car go into drive to reverse," Bailey said.

Bailey said she didn't come forward at that time because she was scared. She said Boykin requested she not say anything because it might hurt his football career.

Bailey said Boykin made the same request after breaking her jaw last week and she displayed the text messages from Boykin to WFAA.

"It just can't keep going on. He just can't get away with this. This is serious. This is domestic violence," Bailey said. "You can't keep doing this, it's not cool, to constantly, like, make me the victim and you get away with it. Something has to happen because right now (he's) just consistent with it. Like he can get away with it and nobody ever know."

Boykin also got in trouble at TCU as he resisted arrest in December 2015 a few nights before the team's bowl game and was suspended for the Alamo Bowl.

He has played in five games in two seasons with the Seahawks, all in 2016. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

--Field Level Media

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