Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Former New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley reportedly turned himself in to police and was charged with child abuse on Feb. 8, three days after he was released by the NFL team. According to a TMZ report released early Thursday, the allegations against the 30-year-old Boley were of a physical nature, not sexual. Boley turned himself in to authorities in Etowah County, Ala., as part of a plea agreement, TMZ reported. He then pled guilty to child abuse as part of a pretrial diversion program, TMZ reported. After completion of that program, the charge against Boley would be dropped. The Giants were unaware of any pending legal issues with Boley, according to a New York Post report. A source told the Post that the team cut Boley on Feb. 5 based on a football decision. The New York Daily News reported that Boley has been accused of child abuse previously, in 2011. That accusation was made by the mother of his then 5-year-old son. Police in Gadsden, Ala., investigated that charge, ...
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