Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault stemming from his late-December arrest during TCU’s trip to San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl.
According to Bexar County online court records, Boykin has been charged with assault causing bodily injury, which is a misdemeanor in Texas. The charge could result in up to a year in jail.
Boykin’s arraignment has been set for Aug. 1.
Boykin was arrested on Dec. 31 after a late-night incident near a bar in San Antonio. Boykin was suspended for the Alamo Bowl before going undrafted during the 2016 NFL draft.
According to the preliminary report from the night of his arrest, Boykin was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer, with the arresting officer suffering lacerations to his knees. Boykin’s agent, Drew Pittman, indicated in a statement to the the Seattle Times that Boykin’s current charge came as a result of a deal with authorities.
“Trevone has already agreed to terms with the authorities on a lesser charge,” Pittman said in the statement. “He has been accountable and remorseful from the beginning. Trevone is looking forward to training camp starting July 30th and to competing for a roster spot.”
The Seahawks signed Boykin as an undrafted free agent and gave him a $15,000 signing bonus. General manager John Schneider said at the time that the reason Boykin didn’t get drafted was because of the incident before the Alamo Bowl.
“It probably had some effect, but like I said, I’ve moved forward, pushed past it and surrounded myself with better people,” Boykin said in May. “I’m doing better things, and I’m excited for Coach [Pete] Carroll to call me and bless me with this opportunity.”
If the season started today, Boykin would be in position to back up starting quarterback Russell Wilson. Coaches spoke favorably of Boykin throughout the spring, and he took second-team reps during OTAs and minicamp.
Tarvaris Jackson remains a free agent and is an option to sign with the Seahawks and back up Wilson again. Jackson faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a woman in Florida accused him of threatening her last week.
ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia contributed to this report.