Michael Boley and the New York Giants aren’t off to a very good start so far as the 26-year old linebacker has been suspended one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
In late February, the Giants signed Boley to a five-year, $25 million contract with $11 million in guarantees. Head coach Tom Coughlin viewed Boley as a weak-side linebacker and envisioned the former Atlanta Falcon as a potential blitzer.
Less than a month later, Boley learned that he would have to undergo surgery to repair a torn hip flexor and miss up to 8-10 weeks. The surgery would cost him all of training camp and was questionable for opening day, but not anymore as he’ll definitely be out for Week 1 with the suspension (which stems from a battery charge that he received last year when he was a Falcon).
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING, the Giants have 10/1 short odds to win the 2010 Super Bowl. Boley gives them a lot of versatility defensively, but so far he’s off to a rocky start.
Posted: 7/8/09 4:38PM ET