Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been indicted on a more serious assault charge in connection with an allegation that he broke his girlfriend’s jaw last year.
Boykin was booked into jail on Friday after his first-degree felony indictment for aggravated assault against a family member. He was also indicted on a new charge, tampering with a witness, a Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said.
Boykin, 25, of Grand Prairie had previously been indicted on aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
Boykin, who was signed by the Seattle Seahawks but later released, was arrested at a Mansfield home on March 21, 2018. His girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, accused him of breaking her jaw, which was swollen and wired shut.
She told officers the assault occurred at their residence in the 2300 block of Richmond Circle in Mansfield, police said. Detectives obtained video evidence from the residence said to have images of the assault.
The Seattle Seahawks cut him after the allegations emerged.
He was indicted on the charge in September 2018. He has denied the allegations.
The aggravated assault against a family member and tampering with a witness charges have a combined bond of $60,000.