New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley is under investigation for child abuse for allegedly abusing his 5-year-old son.
Boley is accused of the “repeated willful abuse of a child” under 18 from May 30 to June 5, according to a police report in Gadsden, Ala.
A Giants spokesman said the team is aware of the incident and that Boley is still expected to play against the Washington Football Team on Sunday but had no further comment.
Boley’s Atlanta-based attorney, Randall M. Kessler, says allegations were brought to the former Falcon along with “outrageous monetary demands in a contested child support case which she filed over a year ago.”
Kessler also told the news outlet the woman who filed the complaint did not seek an order restricting Boley’s visitation rights.
“The only relief she requested from the judge was that child support be more than quintupled to, in her words, ‘increase her lifestyle,’” Kessler said.
In 2008, Boley was arrested on a domestic battery charge after becoming “physical” with his then-wife. He was suspended by the NFL for one game – the first of his Giants career after signing a five-year, $25-million deal in March 2009.