Trevone Boykin arrested on marijuana and public intoxication charges
The Seattle Seahawks have a issue at quarterback, as Trevone Boykin is now facing drug charges after an offseason arrest in Texas.
Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested on Monday morning in Dallas on marijuana and public intoxication charges, as reported by ESPN.com news services.
He was also a passenger in a car that hit pedestrians and then a nightclub. The accident injured eight people and sent seven people to local hospitals. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, according to police.
"According to police, at 2:10 a.m. local time, Shabrika Bailey, 25, backed up at a high rate of speed, striking pedestrians on a sidewalk and then a wall of Sidebar in Dallas. The impact of the car with the building caused bottles of alcohol and an ice cooler to fall inside Sidebar, hitting and injuring the bartender.Bailey has been charged with two counts of Intoxication Assault with vehicle – Serious Bodily Injury, a felony 3 charge. Additional Source"
Boykin, was held on $500 bond at the Dallas County Jail. He is currently on probation from a 2015 incident where he allegedly hit a police officer who was trying to break up a fight, while he was still at TCU.
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After the incident, he plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest last June and paid fines and court fees, he was placed on a one year probation. He was also ordered by the court to take alcohol awareness an anger management course and serve 80 hours of community services.
Boykin, who went undrafted last year, signed with the Seahawks and had 145 yards and one touchdown on the season. He was expected to spend the 2017 season as the backup to QB Russell Wilson once again, but his future with the Seahawks is now in doubt.