Three days after he was cut by the Giants, linebacker Michael Boley reportedly turned himself into police in Alabama and was booked on charges of child abuse.

According to a report early Thursday morning on, Boley, the former Giants linebacker was "secretly arrested" on Feb. 8 in Etowah County, Ala., where he pled guilty to child abuse as part of a plea agreement. He was then entered into a pre-trial diversion program, the report said, after which the charges would be dropped.

The details of the incident that led to Boley's arrest were not immediately clear, and his attorney, Randall Kessler, declined comment. A Giants spokesman also had no comment, though one team source insisted the decision to cut the 30-year-old linebacker on Feb. 5 was not related to his impending arrest.

Boley has been accused of child abuse before -- in 2011 when abuse was alleged by the mother of his then 5-year-old son. He was accused of "the repeated willful abuse of a child under 18 from May 30 to June 5" of that year and was investigated by police in Gadsden, Ala., who then handed the case to the district attorney.

It is not immediately clear if this latest arrest is related to those allegations. Kessler did not respond to an email asking that specific question.

Back in 2011, though, Kessler told the Daily News those allegations stemmed from a fight over child support payments. Kessler said the mother of Boley's sons had sued him in an attempt to get "five times the child support" she was getting. He also said that the woman never brought up allegations of child abuse during the child support trial.

After those allegations surfaced, though, another woman who had a child with Boley reportedly filed court papers in Georgia asking a judge to require him to be supervised when he visited with their then-2-year-old son.