Thursday, May 2, 2013

Michael Boley secretly arrested for child abuse three days after Giants cut linebacker: Report

Former New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley was quietly arrested for child abuse on February 8 — three days after he was cut by the NFL team, reports TMZ.

The 30-year-old Boley — who was a starting linebacker for the Giants Super Bowl XLVI title team — had been under investigation in Alabama for a 2011 incident involving his son, who was five-years-old at the time.  Boley is the father of six children.

Details of the alleged abuse are not specific, but sources told the gossip site that allegations were of a physical nature and NOT sexual abuse.

Court officials in Etowah County, AL told TMZ ... Boley pled guilty to child abuse -- and in exchange, he was ordered to enroll in a pre-trial diversion program and upon completion the charge would be dropped. 

Boley was also required to turn himself into authorities. He was booked on February 8, and apparently smiled for a mug shot before being released from custody later that day. 

It sounds like the Giants got wind of Boley's impending legal troubles when they released him three days before he turned himself in to authorities. But Boley said it was "a bit of a surprise" when general manager Jerry Reese called him February 8 to release the eight-year NFL veteran. After four seasons with the Giants, Boley still had one year left on his five-year, $25 million contract.

"They let me know they’re moving things for the team in a different direction," Boley said back then.

The decision to cut Boley was solely a football decision, according to a source, and the Giants were not aware of any pending charges before he was released.

Boley is currently hunting for a job in the NFL.

A rep for Boley had no comment -- but sources connected to the NFL star told TMZ Boley plans to comply with the terms of the plea deal.

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