Yesterday, reports released from TMZ.com indicated the former Giants linebacker, who was cut at the start of the off-season, was "secretly arrested" Feb. 8 in Etowah County, Ala. Boley then pled guilty to child abuse charges as part of a plea deal, then entered a pre-trial diversion program, after which the charges would be dropped.
According to a Giants spokesman, the team did not cut Boley on Feb. 5 because of his impending arrest.
However, the chance of the linebacker-hungry Giants taking a chance on Boley is now diminished due to the off-season issues, multiple reports indicate.
The Giants had not "closed the door" on re-signing the free agent -- that is, until now. Boley, 32, will likely face a suspension from the league.
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