Boley's missteps have lasting NFL impact
Former Falcon files for divorce

LAWRENCEVILLE - Michael Boley's alleged transgressions in Gwinnett County have come back to bite him in New York.

The former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Dacula resident, signed by the New York Giants this offseason, was suspended by the NFL for the first game of the regular season this week for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The suspension stems from a May 2008 episode in Dacula when Boley's wife told police he roughed her up following an argument. Boley, 26, who denied wrongdoing to police, was arrested but never prosecuted on charges of domestic violence battery.

Boley filed for divorce from the alleged victim, Chantelle Boley, in Gwinnett Superior Court last month, citing "irreconcilable differences." The action is expected to be finalized next week.

Boley is ordered to pay $3,000 per month in child support. His monthly income is $416,000, according to court documents.

The couple have a 1-year-old son together and are expected the birth of a second child this month. Both parties signed a mutual restraining order.

Other conditions of the separation require Boley to pay off the debt of his wife's Cadillac Escalade and to buy her a $315,000 home in Phoenix where she plans to relocate, records show.

Boley will pay the mortgage on his Misty Rock Cove home in Dacula, valued at $230,000, without assistance from his wife, wrote his attorney, Atlanta-based Randall Kessler, in the filing.

Prosecutors decided to not pursue charges against Boley in March after he'd completed domestic violence counseling and paid court fees. He never addressed the situation to the media but pleaded not guilty to the charges in an earlier hearing. Boley, who spent the first four seasons of his career in Atlanta, had surgery June 24 to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He's expected to miss up to half of the Giants' training camp.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.