Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday on suspicion of marijuana possession and public intoxication; Boykin was a passenger in a car that crashed into a bar and hit people on a sidewalk.
According to The Seattle Times; “A statement from the Dallas Police Department states Boykin was a passenger in a car that hit the Sidebar Bar in Dallas, also hitting seven people on a crowded sidewalk. Seven people (upgrade from earlier reports, which said three) were taken to the hospital with injuries that included a broken ankle and a dislocated arm, according to Fox4News, but none had life-threatening injuries.” The statement says a bartender was injured when bottles of alcohol and a large cooler fell.
The reports state the car was driven by a 26-year-old woman, Shabrika Bailey, who police claim was drunk when she pulled out of a parking garage and backed into the front of the Sidebar Bar. According to a police statement, the car “accelerated in reverse at a high rate of speed,” before hitting the pedestrians and the bar.
Boykin was also arrested at the scene for possession of more than two ounces of marijuana and public intoxication, according to a police report obtained by The Seattle Times.
Boykin won the job as Seattle’s backup quarterback last season after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Christian University.