The NFL is going to re-open its investigation of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown and the team has pulled him from its next game
The NFL is going to re-open its investigation of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown and the team has pulled him from their next game after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.
Just hours before the Giants were to leave for a game in London on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, they said that Brown would remain at home. The Giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence. Josh has acknowledged that he has issues in his life and has been working on these issues through therapy and counseling for a long period of time, read a team statement. We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.
The Giants said they want to review the new information released by county law enforcement officials in Washington and reach a decision on the kickers future with the club, possibly next week.
The Giants said that Brown has acknowledged that he has issues in his life and has been working on these issues through therapy and counseling for a long period of time. In August, the Giants co-owner John Mara said he did not have any qualms about having Brown on the team roster, despite a one-game suspension for violating the NFLs conduct policy relating to his arrest in May 2015 on domestic abuse charges against his former wife, Molly. He was not charged. I believe all the facts and circumstances, and we were comfortable with our decision to re-sign him, said Mara at the time.
The team did not say who would kick against the Rams Son unday.
Earlier in the day, the NFL announced it was re-opening its investigation of Brown. In light of the release of these documents yesterday, we will thoroughly review the additional information and determine next steps in the context of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. We will not be making any comments on potential discipline until that time.
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, who has been a vocal anti-domestic violence advocate, vented his frustration on Twitter. You know what if your ex-wife was my daughter yo ASS would be on IR…. what a shame NFL acts like it cares, wrote Smith.
The former Giants quarterback Sage Rosenfels also voiced his unhappiness with the situation.