//Ex-Seahawks quarterback sentenced to three years in jail for assaulting girlfriend

Ex-Seahawks quarterback sentenced to three years in jail for assaulting girlfriend

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to 3 years in jail Wednesday after pleading responsible in Texas to beating his girlfriend.

The Seahawks reduce Boykin after Shabrika Bailey alleged in March 2018 that he broke her jaw in two locations throughout an argument.

Boykin was charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness.

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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif. Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

FILE – On this Aug. 31, 2017, file photograph, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) passes towards the Oakland Raiders in the course of the first half of an NFL preseason soccer sport in Oakland, Calif. Boykin was sentenced to 3 years in jail after pleading responsible Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, to fees from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend. (AP Photograph/Eric Risberg, File)

“Mr. Boykin has failed to take responsibility for any of his assaultive and criminal behavior up until this point,” Allenna Bangs, chief of the Intimate Accomplice Violence workforce on the Tarrant County Felony District Legal professional’s Workplace, mentioned, in accordance with The Fort Price Star-Telegram.

“The victim in this case sustained a long-standing relationship of abuse by Mr. Boykin and, along with our office, feels his prison sentence is vindication for what she endured and the consequences he was able to avoid in the past because of his ability on the football field,” she mentioned.

He had been within the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Price since December after he didn’t pay an area lodge room invoice.

Boykin’s lawyer, Brian Eppes, mentioned he “ultimately took responsibility for his actions,” including he’ll be eligible for parole in lower than a 12 months, the Star-Telegram reported.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent and performed 5 video games with the Seahawks in 2016. He spent 2017 on the workforce’s observe squad.

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Boykin was additionally arrested in December 2015, for allegedly punching a police officer, two nights earlier than he was speculated to play with the Texas Christian College Horned Frogs within the 2016 Alamo Bowl. He was suspended for the sport, pleaded responsible to resisting arrest and bought a 12 months’s deferred adjudication probation.

The Related Press contributed to this report.