Charges against former Giants offensive lineman Michael Bowie have been dropped, as Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. The Giants did not rule out an eventual reunion with Bowie, so it’s possible that they will circle back to him to help bolster the offensive line.
The Giants cut Bowie in August when the accusations against him came to light. Bowie was involved in an argument with his girlfriend in Oklahoma that allegedly turned physical. Police said Bowie to have grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and threw her to the ground. He also was said to have broken two televisions and punched a hole in a wall in the process. The lineman was facing charges of domestic assault and battery plus two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property, but he’s now in the clear from a legal perspective.
The NFL could still come down on Bowie with a suspension, but the investigative process tends to take a while, so he should be able to play right away if signed by a team.
The Giants are set to meet with Branden Albert this week, so they’re definitely on the lookout for some O-Line help.
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