FEBRUARY 12: Bromley’s attorney Alex Spiro said today that his client “has been officially cleared of all wrongdoing,” according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (via Twitter). A high-ranking police official confirmed to Rocco Parascandola and Shayna Jacobs of the New York Daily News that Bromley won’t face charges: “He’s not going to be charged. There’s no criminality.”
The Giants defensive tackle steadfastly denied his accuser’s allegations throughout the investigation, and a report last week suggested investigators uncovered “significant discrepancies” in the story told by the accuser. The NFL could still conduct its own investigation into the incident, but if Bromley is formally cleared of all wrongdoing by police, he should avoid discipline from the league.
JANUARY 30: Police are looking into a claim made by a woman alleging Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley attempted to rape her early Saturday at a hotel in New York, Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News reports.
The 23-year-old Bromley picked up a woman he’d met on Instagram before they checked into a Midtown hotel room. After the woman performed oral sex on Bromley, sources within the police department told Tracy “something took place that she didn’t want to take place.”
The 26-year-old woman claimed Bromley, a third-round draft choice who finished his second year with the Giants, tried to rape her. Bromley hasn’t been charged.
A Giants spokesman said the team is aware of the situation.
“We have notified the league office per the league’s protocol,” a Giants spokesman said in a statement. “We will have no further comment as we understand this is an ongoing investigation.”
Sources also indicate the woman, after Bromley refused to comply with her demand to drive her home, jumped on the hood of his car as he drove before falling off shortly after and injuring her knees and legs. She was admitted to an area hospital around 4 a.m., Tracy reports.
A Syracuse product, Bromley started four games for the Giants this season and appeared in all 16, making 19 total tackles.