Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested in Texas and released Thursday over a possible probation violation in connection with his incident last week in Dallas.
In the early hours of March 27, Boykin was arrested on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and marijuana possession after a car he was riding in drove onto a sidewalk and crashed into a Dallas bar, injuring eight people.
Boykin has been on probation stemming from an arrest in December of 2015, when he was a senior at Texas Christian University and allegedly struck a police officer at a bar in San Antonio. He pleaded no contest last June to resisting arrest and received a year of probation, which he may have violated with his arrest in Dallas.
So Boykin’s arrest on Thursday was a matter of course related to the two previous incidents as opposed to being the result of a new one.
Bexar County Court records show Boykin, 23, was arrested Thursday on a warrant that was issued earlier this week. He was released from jail on $2,500 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for May 3.
TMZ first reported Boykin’s arrest on Thursday and noted that he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Last week, coach Pete Carroll hinted that the Seahawks weren’t planning on cutting Boykin, at least right away, over the Dallas incident. He told John Clayton, “Early indications are that everything will give him an opportunity to be back with us.”
But, as John Clayton has written, the Seahawks will almost certainly bring in a veteran quarterback to compete for the backup job behind Russell Wilson that Boykin held all of last season an undrafted rookie. Seattle likely would have added a veteran quarterback as competition even if Boykin hadn’t gotten into trouble.
Editor’s note: The initial version of this story included an incorrect reference to Boykin possibly having violated terms of his parole. His arrest in Dallas may have constituted a violation of his probation, not parole.