Giants Ex-Linebacker Boley Was Arrested For Child Abuse

Published on: 3rd May, 2013


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Boley Was A Star For the Super Bowl Champion Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 09: Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints on December 9, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)  | read this item

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An NFL linebacker “secretly” arrested has agreed to a pretrial diversion program that would allow the charges to be dropped.According to Fox Sports on May 2, former New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley turned himself in to the police back in February.

According to the site, Boley was under investigation for physically abusing a five-year old child in Atlanta in 2011. It is not clear if this case is related to that one, though. This time around, Boley was ordered to turn himself in and did so, where he had his mug shot taken, was booked, and then immediately released.

Three days before he was scheduled to turn himself in, the New York Giants released him. According to reports, the release was not because of his upcoming trial, but was for football reasons. Boley, who had a team high 11 tackles in the Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots two years ago, was limited in 2012. He only started 11 games and had hamstring problems the entire season.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said they brought in Bolin as a fast, athletic linebacker, making it seem that maybe his injuries had stripped him of those qualities.

Whether or not it was because the linebacker was “secretly” arrested, the Giants released Boley, despite him having one year left on his contract, scheduled to make $4 million in 2013.

Boley Was A Star For the Super Bowl Champion Giants


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