New York Giants’ Michael Bowie is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge related to allegations he physically assaulted his girlfriend during an argument.
There’s a warrant out for his arrest and he has been charged with one count of domestic assault and battery and two counts of malicious injury to property under $1,000.
According to reports, he got into an argument with his girlfriend and things got physical when she made a comment about his mother.
Bowie, a graduate of Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, finished his college career at Northeastern State University after transferring from Oklahoma State University. He has been an offensive tackle for the Giants since January. Drafted in 2013 as a seventh-round pick, he began his career with the Seattle Seahawks and also had a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns after being waived by Seattle following an injury.
Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Elmore said reports about the incident indicate a fight between Bowie and his girlfriend began over finances, but then became physical when Bowie’s girlfriend made a remark about his mother.
The Tulsa World does not identify reported victims of domestic violence.
Elmore said police determined Bowie grabbed his girlfriend by the neck during the argument and threw her on the ground, then broke two TVs and punched a hole in her wall.
The Giants released a statement on Bowie’s status on Saturday: “We were made aware of the Michael Bowie situation Saturday afternoon. We immediately notified NFL security. Michael will not make the trip for our game in Cleveland as we gather more information on this issue.”
Bowie has not been booked at the Tulsa Jail, but he denied the allegations Friday night on a Facebook post about the situation by a TV news reporter, saying, “this is false.”
Another day, another employed NFL player accused of domestic violence.