Kicker Josh Brown Admits to Domestic Violence; Placed on Commissioner’s Exempt List

New York Giants kicker, Josh Brown, has admitted to abusing his wife, Molly Brown,  in letters, emails and a journal, according to police documents. In one of Brown’s many documented entries obtained in his investigation, he writes: “I have abused my wife.”

According to ESPN,

The documents were part of Brown’s final case file by the King County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office stemming from a May 22, 2015, arrest following an incident with his wife, Molly Brown. The sheriff’s office and prosecutor’s office initially decided to postpone the filing of charges, pending further investigation, with the sheriff’s office recommending that the prosecutor’s office file charges of two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault. As of September 2016, charges had not been filed.

Before the release of the police documents on Wednesday, the Giants organization and coaching staff were unaware of the abuse their kicker, Brown, has admitted to. As of Friday, there is real “doubt,” Brown will ever kick again in the NFL, sources tell ESPN.

New York Giants coach, Ben McAdoo comments on his kicker saying,

“We’re not going to turn our back on Josh,” McAdoo said as he was being peppered with questions. “He’s our teammate.”

Josh Brown has now been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list Friday, and sources told ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen that the veteran kicker is done with the New York Giants.

The Pro Bowler, Brown, will still receive his salary of $1.15 million and is permitted to attend the Giants facility “for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities.” Brown is not permitted to attend practices or games. During his exemption, Brown has three days to appeal the decision.

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