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Ex-TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin charged with aggravated assault in Mansfield

Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin throws a pass during the a game against Iowa State on Oct. 17, 2015, in Ames, Iowa.
Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin throws a pass during the a game against Iowa State on Oct. 17, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. AP

Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, according to a release from the Mansfield Police Department.

Boykin was accused of domestic violence against his longtime girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, according to a report from WFAA. Boykin allegedly broke Bailey's jaw, which was swollen and wired shut when she sat down for an interview with the news station on Monday night.

"On March 21, 2018 Mansfield Police Officers were called by Parkland Hospital staff in Dallas, Texas regarding an alleged assault which was said to have occurred in the city of Mansfield, Texas. Officers responded and met with the victim who provided a statement about an assault that occurred in 2300 block of Richmond Circle in Mansfield," the police release said.

Boykin said he's made changes in his life since the incident.

"Mansfield Police detectives were contacted and responded to investigate the assault. On March 22, 2018, detectives executed a search warrant at the offense location. At that time, detectives interviewed Mr. Boykin and conducted a thorough investigation, including gathering items of evidentiary value. ...

"On March 28, 2018 an arrest warrant for Mr. Boykin was issued for the crime of Aggravated Assault with Serious Bodily Injury. Mr. Boykin was arrested at his residence without incident, and is being booked into Mansfield Law Enforcement Center. Mr Boykin's bond will be set at the time of arraignment."

The incident, according to the WFAA report, took place at Boykin's home in Mansfield on March 20. It stemmed from Boykin wanting to see a text message in Bailey's phone that she would not show him.

Boykin mugshot March 2018
Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested March 28, 2018, on charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. The Seattle Seahawks released him last year. He was arrested this year. The former Heisman hopeful is now allegedly scamming online consumers. Mansfield Police Department

"So he goes into a choke," Bailey, who has been in a relationship with Boykin since high school, 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 went on to tell WFAA that Boykin then dragged her to the bathtub, took her clothes off and tried to clean her up. He eventually drove her to Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite early Wednesday, where Boykin allegedly fled once hospital staff separated the couple and began asking questions independently.

The WFAA report goes on to say that both sides of Bailey's jaw was broken. Because she was having trouble breathing, she was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for further treatment. She was released from the hospital on Saturday, three days later.

"And I've never seen that much blood. I thought I was bleeding from somewhere else 'cause it was so much blood, completely," Bailey told WFAA.

According to the WFAA report, Mansfield detectives visited Bailey's home in Mesquite on Tuesday morning to conduct an interview.

Boykin had been a backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks until Tuesday, when the Seahawks announced they had released him.

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