Kyle’s update, 1:34 p.m.:
49ers statement regarding second-degree assault charge against DT Kevin Givens:— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 26, 2021
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Kevin Givens. We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation.”
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Kevin Givens was reportedly charged with assault for an incident that happened in Baltimore last month. Givens is facing a charge of a second-degree misdemeanor, per TMZ Sports:
In the docs, Bosley says he was out for the night in Baltimore when he had a confrontation with Givens.
Bosley says he, Givens’ girlfriend and another friend were grabbing an Uber/Lyft when they asked Givens if he was tagging along for the ride.
In the docs, Bosley says Givens got angry and told him to go away ... so he left with the other two for a Sheraton Hotel in the area.
That’s when Bosley says Givens showed up a short time later, saw the three standing in a hotel hallway ... and attacked.
Bosley claims Givens tackled him to the ground, dislocated his shoulder and continued to wrestle with him.
Bosley says he was able to escape and run away ... but claims he ended up suffering a black eye, bruises, cuts and scrapes in addition to the shoulder injury in the altercation.
Bosley says he went to the emergency room, where he got treatment from medical personnel from 3 AM to 7 AM.
Givens will face a court date in April, and if he’s convicted, Givens would be sentenced to up to ten years in prison.
There are always two sides to every story, so we’ll wait until more details surface. I’d expect the 49ers to release a statement sometime Friday afternoon. If the victim’s story is true, this will spell the end of Givens's short career with the Niners.
Givens, 24, is signed through the 2021 season and would become an exclusive rights free agent next year.