The New York Giants have released linebacker Michael Boley after four seasons with the team.|||||||
The 30-year-old Boley appeared in all 16 games last year with 11 starts. He was fourth on team in tackles with 84, including 61 solo. He had three interceptions, one in each of the first three games. He played a major role in the Giants victory over the New England Patriots in last season's Super Bowl, making 10 tackles. Boley joined the Giants as a free agent in 2009 after four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
Authorities are investigating a report that New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley physically abused his 5-year-old son in Gadsden, Ala. Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp said Tuesday an investigation into the allegations made by the child's mother has just begun. He says evidence will be presented to a grand jury if it's determined there's probable cause. Harp says he has not interviewed Boley. The New York Times initially reported the accusations.|||||||
Boley's attorney, Randall Kessler of Atlanta, says the child's mother didn't raise the allegations during a Sept. 27 child support hearing. He says she sought a 500 percent increase in support payments. The alleged abuse reportedly occurred from May 30-June 5. Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon says the team is aware of the allegations, but had no further comment.
After missing consecutive games with a hamstring injury, Michael Boley is set to return Sunday against Green Bay.|||||||
Boley's 57 tackles this season ranks fourth on the Giants.
Boley missed practice Tuesday with an undisclosed back problem.|||||||
Boley had an interception return for a touchdown in the Giants' 20-10 loss to Carolina in their season opener.
Boley had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a partially torn meniscus in his right knee.|||||||
Dr. Russell Warren expects Boley to be sidelined approximately four weeks.