Tuesday , Dec , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

According to Agent, Earl Boykins to Stay in Italy

The agent for veteran guard Earl Boykins said Monday that Boykins is on his way back to Italy despite overseas reports that he would be leaving his Italian club and possibly returning to the NBA.

Cleveland-based Mark Termini told ESPN.com that Boykins will be rejoining Virtus Bologna this week after Boykins ignored his club’s denial of a request to return to the United States for a four-day break at Christmas.

"Earl flew home [to Cleveland] due to a medical situation with his young son," Termini said. "The club preferred to have his child receive treatment in Italy, but that was not comfortable for Earl and his family."