Trevone Boykin avoided possible jail time on Thursday when a Bexar County court judge accepted the Seahawks’ backup quarterback pleading no contest to a charge of resisting arrest in Texas. The charge stems from a New Year’s Eve bar fight the former Texas Christian quarterback got into days before TCU’s Alamo Bowl game.
The Bexar County county clerk’s online database showed Friday Boykin’s no-contest plea to the resisting-arrest charge. Boykin, 22, had been facing a charge of assault and was facing an arraignment date in Texas of Aug. 1, two days after the Seahawks will begin training camp in Renton.
Boykin was placed on probation for one year. Much of that probation includes requirements for community service and an anger-management course, which the judge in Texas ruled Boykin can take in Seattle. Boykin also was fined $1,500, plus $237 in court costs.
Boykin signed with Seattle in May as an undrafted free agent, his draft stock no doubt affected by his incident and resulting legal trouble. He is currently the No. 2 quarterback on the Seahawks’ depth chart, in line to be Russell Wilson’s primary backup -- that is, unless Seattle chooses to sign a veteran quarterback before the season opener Sept. 11 against Miami.