San Francisco 49ers player Kevin Givens has reportedly been charged with assault.
According to TMZ, the defensive lineman has been charged with misdemeanor second-degree assault after allegedly attacking a man named Hayden Bosley. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
NFL’s Kevin Givens Charged W/ Assault, Allegedly Injured Man In Violent Confrontation https://t.co/0Hj9bdlymV
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 26, 2021
Bosley’s version of events is that Givens attacked him in a hotel lobby in Baltimore after a dustup started over an Uber/Lyft ride.
Givens allegedly dislocated Bosley’s shoulder when he tackled him to the ground. Bosley also told police he suffered a black eye, bruises, cuts and scrapes during the alleged attack, according to the same TMZ report.
TMZ reported that the maximum sentence is 10 years.
.@PennStateFball DL Kevin Givens’s first run was 5.09, but in his second unofficial run he marked a 4.87 with a mind-boggling 1.59 split.
— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) March 3, 2019
Obviously, Givens has every right in the world to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That’s our system and we should all be incredibly thankful for it.
Having said that, this isn’t a minor situation. As TMZ reported, Givens is facing a decade behind bars if convicted.
That’s a whole lot of time to sit and think about what you’ve allegedly done.
Here’s some free advice for everyone reading this. If you ever find yourself in a potentially violent situation, find a way to leave it, especially if you have a lot of money on the line as a pro athlete.
It’s just not worth potentially ruining your life over. Now, we’ll have to wait and see if Givens can successfully beat the case.