After YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans saw Michael Boley help the New York Giants get to the Super Bowl and win, the Giants abruptly released the linebacker. In the process of dropping Boley, the club saved $4.25 million for the 2013 season, and perhaps a lot of bad press that might have ultimately cost them even more.
Just 3 days after the Giants let him go, Boley was arrested for child abuse.
The linebacker that started in Super Bowl XLVI was already being investigated for an incident that concerned his 5 year-old son. The charge was physical abuse, not sexual, according to YouWager’s news source.
According to YouWager’s source, Boley would have faced a grand jury case in February of this year, but the 30 year-old lineman made a deal with the prosecuting attorneys in the case. He turned himself in and was booked at the beginning of the month instead, and was released from jail. Under the terms of his release, Boley will attend a special training program. After that, his charges will be dropped.
Did the Giants know about all of this? According to YouWager’s source, all evidence suggests the franchise was well aware of Boley’s legal issues and much to his surprise, dropped him like a hot potato three days before he turned himself in.
One of Boley’s representatives would not comment on the case or Boley’s arrangement with the Giants, but someone connected to the football player told YouWager’s source that he intends to fully comply the orders of the court.
Boley has been in trouble before.
In 2011, his son’s mother made accusations and Boley was investigated by police in Gadsden, Alabama. Before this, Boley was arrested for domestic violence in 2008. According to YouWager’s source, Boley was charged for allegedly beating his wife. While he was not charged at that time, the National Football League punished the linebacker for breaking their personal conduct policy, and the league suspended Boley. He missed the 1st game of the 2009 NFL football betting season.
The former Giant was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Prior to his, Boley had enjoyed a distinguished college career playing for Southern Mississippi. In 2004 he was named the recipient of the Conerly Trophy, an award given to the best college football player in the state. During his time at Southern Mississippi, Boley made 423 tackles, 28.5 sacks, and he forced 9 fumbles. He was named First Team All Conference USA three times. For the Falcons, Boley started in 52 of 64 games, made 330 tackles, 6 sacks, and 5 interceptions.
In 2009, Boley signed a 5 year $25 million deal with the Giants. New York released him February 2nd of this year. There are no stats available at this time, according to YouWager’s source, about the sacks or tackles Boley has made off the football field.