“It’s a good idea if you can do it,” Carroll said. “They’re so important. It just depends on the rest of the roster.”
Trevone Boykin‘s chances of joining an NFL team took a hit today. ESPN’s Field Yates reports (via Twitter) that the NFL has suspended the quarterback for one game. Boykin had tweeted the news yesterday.
Of course, considering the 24-year-old’s tumultuous offseason, it’s unlikely a team’s going to want to add the quarterback to their roster. The Seahawks released Boykin back in March following accusations of domestic abuse from his girlfriend. While the quarterback denied the allegations, he was subsequently arrested on charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.
Shabrika Bailey claims Boykin caused her to suffer a broken jaw and a constricted airway, leading to a lengthy hospital stay. She also says that this was not a one-time event. During the investigation, detectives found that cameras from inside the residence may have captured the assault. After obtaining a search warrant to view the footage, Boykin was arrested.
Of course, off-field conduct aside, Boykin hadn’t done a whole lot to prove he deserves a spot on an NFL roster. The quarterback had standout junior and senior seasons at TCU, but he still went undrafted during the 2016 draft. He ended up catching on with the Seahawks, where he appeared in five games as a rookie. That season, Boykin completed 13 of his 18 pass attempts for 145 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He didn’t make a single appearance during the 2017 campaign.
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