Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is being accused of assaulting his girlfriend, according to a report from WFAA on Tuesday morning.
According to the report, Shabrika Bailey told WFAA that Boykin began choking her last week, after she refused to unlock her phone for him.
Here are some more disturbing details from the report:
“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.
This is not Boykin’s first run in. He was arrested just days prior to the Alamo Bowl in 2016, cutting his football career at TCU short by a game. This incident was, at that point, an outlier in Boykin’s overall narrative.
Boykin has also been arrested multiple times around incidents with drugs and alcohol. He was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication and marijuana possession in March of 2017, and just weeks later was arrested again for a possible parole violation related to the two prior events.
This is disappointing news on multiple fronts, and our thoughts are with Shabrika Bailey and her family.
We’ll continue to keep you updated as this story develops.