Former TCU quarterback Boykin gets a year’s probation
Former college quarterback Trevone Boykin, orginally charged with assault of a police officer for an incident that prevented him from leading the Texas Christian University team in the Alamo Bowl last season, was allowed to plead no contest Thursday to resisting arrest.
Boykin, 22, received one year’s deferred adjudication probabion in Bexar County Court at Law No. 12, and was fined $1,500 plus court costs. He will be allowed to served the bulk of his probation, including 80 hours of community service and taking an anger management course, in Seattle, where he’s moving to join the Seattle Seahawks.
If he completes its requirements, the conviction won’t register on a permanent record.
Boykin, grinning, said he was relieved that it was over. He plans to be in Seattle on July 9, where he’ll be the No. 2 quarterback for the Seahawks, who signed him as an undrafted free agent.
“I feel good,” he said.
Boykin, at the time considered a Heisman Trophy candidate, was suspended in the wake of the incident at a bar days before the Alamo Bowl game. A grand jury indicted him on a downgraded charge of assault, which was to be dismissed under the plea deal.
“What happened is in no way a reflection of who he is,” said Jaime Cavazos, his attorney.
Cavazos said the plea agreement calls for Boykin to continue his involvement in a youth football camp on the South Side for the next five years, long after his probation is over.