The NFL has suspended Giants linebacker Michael Boley for one game for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
I first saw the story from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News via Twitter.
It's been a rough start as a Giant for Boley, who signed a five-year, $25 million deal in the offseason. In June, he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum on his hip. At the time of the procedure, the Giants announced he would miss eight-to-10 weeks, which would likely mean all of training camp.
A source tells Vacchiano that the suspension stems from a May 2008 incident when Boley was still with the Falcons. Per the report, Boley allegedly pushed his wife against a wall, threw her over a couch, and shoved her into a kitchen cabinet door.
The Giants open the season at home against the Redskins. Boley will be eligible to return to game action in Week 2 at the Cowboys. In case you were wondering, the Eagles and Giants don't square off until Week 8.
According to Adam Schefter (now with ESPN), the Giants knew this was coming when they signed him.
As Vacchiano points out, it's unclear why Boley has been suspended 14 months after the incident occurred.