NYDailyNewsGiants offensive lineman Michael Bowie — who was charged with domestic assault and battery after allegedly attacking his girlfriend — turned himself in to the Tulsa County Courthouse on Monday morning. Bowie paid his $17,000 bond and was released with an arraignment set for Aug. 29 at 9 a.m., the Daily News has learned. Agent Peter Schaffer of Authentic Athletix told The News that Bowie, 25, is working hard to prove his client is innocent of the three charges behind the warrant issued for his arrest last Friday, which include the one count of domestic assault and battery and two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property. Tulsa’s KOTV-6 had reported that Bowie allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the throat, threw her to the ground, punched a hole in the wall and broke two televisions earlier this summer. “Michael is an upstanding man, very remorseful about any negative publicity this might bring to the Giants and to the NFL,” Schaffer told The News in a telephone call Monday afternoon. “We are going to work tirelessly to make sure he is exonerated. We’ve talked to all the witnesses and are 100% confident that nothing happened.” Bowie, a 2013 seventh-round Seattle draft pick who won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in his rookie year, reported to the courthouse on Monday at 11:23 a.m. CT, paid his bond, and was released shortly after at 12:07 p.m. The Giants on Saturday responded by leaving Bowie off this road trip for their second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.
Michael Bowie is a journeyman offensive lineman, who has played for the Seattle Seahawks (where he was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XLVII) and Cleveland Browns, but in 2017 he is in training camp with the New York Giants where he is considered a long shot to make the team. Michael Bowie’s chances of making the Giants cannot be helped by the fact that he turned himself in to police on domestic violence charges, after his girlfriend accused him of grabbing by the throat and tossed her to the ground, then punched a hole in the wall and broke two televisions. The Giants left Bowie at home from last night’s preseason game with the Cleveland Browns, and despite the fact that his agent stated that his client is innocent and the evidence will prove it, you can expect the Giants to release Michael Bowie. Great players get away with accusations like this in the NFL, marginal players who are a long shot to make the roster do not, and an accusation like this could potentially end Michael Bowie’s career even if it’s proven false because several other players with similar abilities are available on the free agent market who have never been accused of domestic violence.
UPDATE: As predicted and expected the Giants have released Michael Bowie.