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Michael Boley Playing Status: Despite Allegations, New York Giants Linebacker Will Play Sunday

Despite facing child abuse allegations filed in the state of Alabama, New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley will play Sunday, as the G-Men (7-6) host NFC East rival the Washington Redskins (4-9) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. On Saturday, the news broke that Boley is being accused of beating his five-year-old son between the dates of May 30 and June 5. The lawsuit was filed by the child's mother, who filed for an increase in child support in 2010.

"Boley has kept the Giants aware of this situation as it has unfolded, and the team said it will not affect Boley’s playing status for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

"We’re aware of this situation," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said in an e-mail to NFL Network. "An, yes, it’s accurate to say Boley has kept us abreast."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told, via e-mail, that the league has no comment at this time."

This season, Boley has played in 11 of the Giants 13 games. Boley has compiled 68 tackles and one sack.

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