Riders neg list quarterback Trevone Boykin accused of domestic violence

Saskatchewan Roughriders neg list quarterback Trevone Boykin is under police investigation after his girlfriend accused him of brutally attacking her.

Shabrika Bailey spoke to a Dallas TV station for a story that aired Monday night. In it, Bailey says she and Boykin, who have been in a relationship since high school, were arguing about a text message last week when Boykin began choking her.

From the story:

“The pressure was just hard. The pressure got hard to where I just remember just collapsing completely. And I just woke up in a puddle of blood on the kitchen floor. My whole right side was full of blood on the kitchen floor.”

Bailey says Boykin eventually dragged her to a bathtub, took her clothes off and tried to clean her up. Hours later, on Wednesday, she said Boykin drove her to Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite. But when hospital staff separated the couple and began asking them questions independently, she said Boykin fled the hospital and never returned.

Bailey suffered a broken jaw on both her left and right sides. Then, because she was having difficulty breathing from a swollen and constricted airway, she was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for further treatment. She was released from the hospital on Saturday, three days later.

“And I’ve never seen that much blood. I thought I was bleeding from somewhere else cause it was so much blood, completely,” Bailey said.

Boykin was added to the Riders’ neg list in September and is still among the 45 players to whom the team has exclusive negotiating rights.

Boykin was undrafted out of TCU, the 2014 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, but was signed by the Seahawks to back up Russell Wilson. He saw limited action as a rookie in 2016, appearing in five games and throwing 18 passes. Boykin spent last season on the practice squad after losing the backup job – that’s when the Riders added him – but he signed to a futures contract in January.

The Seahawks released Boykin on Tuesday shortly after the domestic violence reports emerged.