The New York Giants will play their second preseason game of the year tonight on the road against the Cleveland Browns. But one Giants player didn't make the trip.
Giants offensive tackle Michael Bowie has been arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery against his girlfriend, according to Tulsa County court records and as reported by NJ.com.
The website adds that the 25-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma, native was also charged with two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property worth less than $1,000 as part of the incident, which allegedly took place earlier this summer.
Tulsa County assistant district attorney Kenneth Elmore told Tulsa World that Bowie allegedly got physical when his girlfriend made a comment about his mother. Bowie allegedly reacted by grabbing her by the neck and throwing her onto the ground in addition to punching a hole in the wall and breaking two TVs.
Upon hearing the initial report, the Giants made it clear that Bowie wouldn't make the trip to Cleveland, but vowed to "gather more information on the issue."
"We were made aware of the Michael Bowie situation Saturday afternoon," the team said in a statement to NJ.com. "We immediately notified NFL security. Michael will not make the trip for our game in Cleveland as we gather more information on the issue."
Considering that Bowie is a third-string offensive lineman battling to make the 53-man roster during this preseason, this could possibly dash any thought of him making the cut before the regular season begins Sunday 10, when the Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys.
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