New York Giants cornerback Sam Beal recently pleaded guilty to two gun-related charges stemming from an arrest in June 2020 outside Cleveland.
Art Stapleton of USA TODAY reports that Beal filed his plea last Friday in Lorain County Court in Ohio.
Legal records obtained by NorthJersey.com and the United States TODAY Network indicate that Beal entered into a prior diversion program, which sets conditions for him to meet in return to avoid a conviction of his record. He has been on probation for two years until June 3, 2022 and was ordered to pay court costs and attorney’s fees to the court.
According to court records, Beal was arrested June 2 last year in Ohio during a stop for a traffic violation. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle and possession of marijuana. He was indicted on August 13, 2020.
The 24-year-old Beal opted out of the 2020 season citing COVID-19 concerns that came eight days before the indictment.
Beal is currently on the Giants’ 90s men list and recently participated in the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp.
The fighters say they are aware of the situation.
“We have been aware of the situation,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comments at this time.”