NEW YORK, NY (WDAM) - A highlight quickly turned into a low-light for a former Southern Miss football standout during the New York Giants game against the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. After scooping up a lateral pass from St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, New York linebacker Michael Boley took it 50 yards to the house, but afterward, caused a side-line bystander to grab his face.
In his excitement, Boley slung the football right into the head of Michael Brown, who serves as a New York Giants video intern. Brown is okay, and even made light of the situation afterward. It's not clear yet in what light the NFL will take this incident.
One thing that is clear, internet goers are certainly enjoying Boley's antics. The clip of "Boley's blow" to the intern's head has gone viral, and can easily be found on YouTube.
The NFL has not yet looked into the act, nor have they commented on it. Boley was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005, and while playing for the black and gold, was awarded the Conerly Award for Mississippi's most outstanding college football player.
A three-time first-team All-Conference USA player, Boley amassed 423 tackles, 28.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles while he played as a Golden Eagle. He signed a $25 million deal to join the giants in 2009.