National Football League re-opening Josh Brown probe; he won't travel to London


New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was recently suspended one game by the National Football League following an admission of domestic violence. The NFL, which has been previously criticized for how its handled domestic violence cases, apparently also knew about a 2016 Pro Bowl incident where Molly Brown and three children were taken to a different hotel after Josh Brown tried to get into her room against her will. "I have abused my wife".

The NFL didn't respond to NPR's request for an interview on Thursday. He did not meet with reporters at MetLife Stadium. "I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7 to fill this void".

Giants coach Ben McAdoo then made his weekly appearance on Francesa's show and said he just knew "bits and pieces" about the latest revelations and then echoed Mara's sentiments.

In one document, which is called a "Contract for Change" dated March 2013, more than two years before Brown was arrested, the Giants player details eight times he abused his wife. In a profile earlier this year, Puget Sound Business Journal reported that Brown meant to come back in future off-seasons once he got his license, which he was planning to apply for this year.

Perhaps there will come a day when it doesn't take video evidence of a player physically striking his domestic partner, when a second arrest raises necessary red flags, so the next Josh Brown doesn't slip through the cracks of a policy meant to actually protect women.

Mara said that when the team re-signed Brown in April it was comfortable with its decision, but he added, "Obviously there's been some new information that has come to light over the past day". The team's flight was scheduled to depart Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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The Giants said on Thursday that they were also not aware of the documents until their release on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. The Giants said in a statement Thursday it would "revisit the issue" with Brown following their trip to London.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that free agent kicker Robbie Gould will join the Giants in London for their game against the Rams. Brown admitted in journal entries and emails that he verbally and physically abused his wife, according to documents that were part of a domestic violence case obtained by SNY. With the Giants in need of a kicker, he will fly out separately to sign and replace Brown. The NFL, which said it lacked the cooperation of Molly Brown, suspended Josh Brown for the first game of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

He said he believed Brown had attempted to be honest with the team and has made a good-faith effort to reform himself, but he made it clear that does not guarantee the kicker's future with the team and that he was "disturbed" by Brown's actions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Brown's admissions coming to light Wednesday were shocking and disturbing, as were Giants owner John Mara's tone deaf response on WFAN660.

McAdoo declined to comment extensively, saying he had only "bits and pieces" and that the team was trying to "get all the facts and do right by Josh".

In May 2015, Brown was arrested for assaulting his then-wife Molly at their home in Washington state. Charges were dropped five days later.