After Abusing Wife 20+ Times, Giants Kicker Josh Brown Gets 1-Game Suspension
Reports surfaced earlier this week of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown’s history of abusing his ex-wife, including multiple times when she was pregnant. It is believed that Brown had abused her more than twenty times over the past year or so.
Josh Brown’s arrest took place after his ex-wife Molly Brown called police for a second day in a row—and more than 10 times overall. The day before the arrest she called because Brown allegedly got in the face of her 16-year old son. After the arrest the next day, Molly Brown told police of numerous other incidents, including the time he allegedly kicked down a bathroom door. She also stated in detail that Brown had threatened to kill her “four or five times.”
Molly went on to describe other domestic violence acts by Josh Brown in the incident report from the day of the arrest.
“Molly also said that during a recent trip to Hawaii in April of this year, Joshua got angry in an argument with her and held up his fist like he was going to punch her and said ‘I want to knock you out so bad,’ ” the incident report reads. “Molly further described an incident that occurred in April of 2014, saying that Joshua pushed her into the large mirror in their bedroom and then threw her on the floor and jumped on top of her, holding her face down into the carpet. Molly said this incident caused her pain in her arm and elbow for several months.”
The NFL released a statement on Friday:
“In May 2015, the NFL was informed by the New York Giants of Josh Brown’s arrest for an incident in his home involving his then wife. We began an investigation into the incident and circumstances surrounding it. In the course of the League’s investigation, our investigators became aware that his wife had filed a statement with the county court alleging previous altercations between the spouses. However, despite multiple attempts to speak with her about this incident and her previous statements, she declined to speak with us. We understand that there are many reasons that might have affected her decision not to speak with us, but we were limited in our ability to investigate these allegations. Over the course of the 10-month investigation, we also made numerous requests — as late as this spring — to local law enforcement officers for information on the case and previous allegations. They declined those requests for information. As a result of these factors, our investigators had insufficient information to corroborate prior allegations. In addition, no criminal charges were brought forward regarding the incident in question or prior allegations. The NFL therefore made a decision based on the evidentiary findings around this one incident as provided to us by the District Attorney. The NFL made a finding that Mr. Brown had violated the Personal Conduct Policy. We did so based on the evidence of this one incident as presented in the police report, Mr. Brown and his wifeâs statements to police that evening, and his statements in interviews with the NFL. The NFL Personal Conduct policy allows for discipline to be imposed even when criminal charges are not presented. It further allows for us to consider both aggravating and mitigating factors regarding discipline for domestic violence. After reviewing the evidence in this one incident, we imposed a one-game suspension for violation of the personal conduct policy.”