Michael Boley Under Investigation for Child Abuse, Will Distract NY Giants

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Cadillac Williams #33 of the St. Louis Rams runs the ball against Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants push for the playoffs was just complicated by the child abuse charges levied against linebacker Michael Boley.

While details of the incidents have remained unopened to the public, TMZ obtained the court reports from Gadsden Police Department in Alabama that says Boley willfully abused his five year old son earlier this season.

With the recent child abuse cases in sports becoming well known to the public there will be an intense level of scrutiny on this situation because it is the NFL. With football ruling the American lexicon, people will have all eyes on this incident.

Boley's attorney Randall M. Kessler tells TMZ about the incident and how he feels the mother of the child may be seeking more money:

These allegations were brought to our attention along with outrageous monetary demands in a contested child support case which she filed over a year ago. At final trial about a month ago, she did not seek an order restricting visitation.  The only relief she requested from the judge was that child support be more than quintupled to, in her words, 'increase her lifestyle.

If it comes to fruition that these allegations are true, this will not only make Boley and his lawyer look like monsters, it will ruin the Giants chances of making the playoffs.

With reporter after reporter asking every member of the Giants organization about Boley’s incident and status with the team the Giants will begin to grow frustrated by the whole situation.

Players will start to lose their focus, and before you know it the Dallas Cowboys will have snuck into the playoffs and New York will be on the outside looking in again.

A divided locker room can’t conquer anything on the football field and that’s exactly what this incident will cause.

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