New York Giants OT Michael Bowie charged with domestic assault

By The Sports Xchange   |   Aug. 20, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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New York Giants offensive tackle Michael Bowie won't make the trip for Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns after being charged with domestic assault and battery in Oklahoma, according to published reports.

Bowie, a native of Tulsa, also was charged with two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property.

A warrant was issued for Bowie's arrest and the Giants took immediate action.

"We were made aware of the Michael Bowie situation Saturday afternoon," the Giants said in a statement. "We immediately notified NFL security. Michael will not make the trip for our game in Cleveland as we gather more information on the issue."

According to the Tulsa World, Bowie and his girlfriend had an argument over finances and it turned physical after the woman made a remark about Bowie's mother.

Tulsa County assistant district attorney Kenneth Elmore told the newspaper that Bowie grabbed the woman by her neck and tossed her to the ground. He then broke two televisions and punched a hole in the wall.

Bowie, 25, would be subject to league discipline under the NFL's conduct policy should he make the roster. He is currently a third-stringer.

The Giants faced a high-profile domestic abuse situation last season when kicker Josh Brown received a one-game suspension. The Giants cut Brown when he later admitted to physically abusing his ex-wife.

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