The Seattle Seahawks quickly cut quarterback Trevone Boykin after a domestic violence accusation earlier this week, and Boykin was arrested and charged for the incident on Wednesday.
WFAA in Dallas said Boykin, a former TCU star who had been with the Seahawks since they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016, was arrested and charged for assaulting his girlfriend. WFAA, citing a police news release, said detectives found surveillance video at Boykin’s home that showed “what appeared to be an assault that occurred inside the residence.” Boykin was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, according to WFAA. That’s a second-degree felony punishable by 2-20 years in prison, WFAA said.
Boykin’s girlfriend claimed to WFAA this week that Boykin had broken her jaw.
“Basically [detectives] were able to confirm the assault occurred after reviewing the video,” police Sgt. William Yale said, according to WFAA.
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Trevone Boykin in college and with the Seattle Seahawks
Trevone Boykin in college and with the Seattle Seahawks
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 29: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs warms up prior to kickoff against the SMU Mustangs on September 29, 2012 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws against the Baylor Bears defense in the first half in Waco, Texas, Saturday, October 13, 2012. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Texas Christian University quarterbacks Matt Brown (10), Trevone Boykin (2) and Carson Snyder (18) stretch before the team practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The Horned Frogs face Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin talks with fans during the Meet the Frogs event on campus in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, August 24, 2013. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 5: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs on the sidelines during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 20-17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates after the Horned Frogs scored against the Oklahoma Sooners in the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 06: Quarterback Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs reacts after scoring on a 55 yard touchdown reception against the Iowa State Cyclones during the first quarter of the Big 12 college football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: Trevone Boykin, quarterback of the TCU Horned Frogs, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) dives into the Kansas State end zone with a touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter at Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. TCU won, 52-45. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
Texas quarterback Jerrod Heard, right, and TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin greet each other after TCU's 50-7 win at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Brandon Wade/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 29: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks on before the Horned Frogs take on the West Virginia Mountaineers at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 29, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Trevone Boykin of TCU throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 13: Quarterback Trevone Boykin #2 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half on August 13, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Trevone Boykin #2 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on August 18, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Trevone Boykin #2 of the Seattle Seahawks passes during the third quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. The Seahawks won the game 37-18.(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) warms up before the NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons on January 14, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons beat the Seahawks 36-20. (Photo by Frank Mattia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 31: Trevone Boykin #2 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of their game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 31, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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According to the Associated Press, Boykin has denied the allegations. Boykin was in Tarrant County Jail overnight Wednesday and bail had not been set in his case as of Thursday afternoon, WFAA reported.
“So he goes into a choke. 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,” Boykin’s girlfriend Shabrika Bailey told WFAA.
Boykin was Russell Wilson’s backup in 2016, then was on Seattle’s practice squad and didn’t appear in a game in 2017.