Trevone Boykin's fate is now in the hands of a grand jury -- which will decide whether or not to indict the ex-TCU quarterback for allegedly fighting cops during a December bar fight.
Officials in San Antonio tell TMZ Sports ... Boykin appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-indictment hearing -- when a judge decided to kick the case over to a grand jury.
As we previously reported, Boykin was arrested on Dec. 31st after allegedly attacking bar staff and police officers during a crazy night out at a San Antonio bar ... days before he was set to play in the Alamo Bowl.
Boykin was booked for assaulting a public servant (a 3rd degree felony), public intoxication and resisting arrest.
The 3rd degree felony is punishable in Texas by up to 10 years in prison -- so this is a big deal -- especially since Boykin hopes to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.