Giants owner John Mara mentioned during a radio interview Thursday that they’re still gathering information regarding K Josh Brown.
“It’s too early to tell. Right now, we want to accumulate as much as information as we can,” Mara said, per Albert Breer.
The New York Giants released a statement Thursday saying that while they support Brown, he won’t travel with to London them for their game against the Rams.
Here’s the statement:
Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London.
In light of the news reports regarding the documents released by the State of Washington yesterday, we think it makes sense to review this newly disclosed information and to revisit this issue following our trip to London.
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.
We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.
- Ralph Vacchiano is hearing that the league is considering “several” options pertaining to Brown right now.
The NFL has released the following statement regarding the new documents that show Giants K Josh Brown admitted to domestic violence involving his ex-wife in letters, emails and a journal.
NFL statement on Josh Brown. pic.twitter.com/MajvK3Pw3a
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 20, 2016
Jason Cole of B/R reports that the NFL and the Giants are discussing additional punishment for K Josh Brown after police documents were obtained Wednesday that show he admitted to domestic violence involving his ex-wife in letters, emails and a journal.
- According to Cole, one option currently being considered is an indefinite suspension in light of the new information.
- A Giants’ spokesman tells Cole that they were unaware of the documents in the Brown case prior to their release.
- Cole also reports that a records specialist with the King County Sherrif’s department said that these documents weren’t available before Wednesday and they hadn’t been cleared, as they were part of an ongoing investigation.
Brown was at Giants’ practice on Thursday but it appears as though a suspension could be coming at some point in the near future.
The documents obtained show that Brown admitted to one of his offenses, saying: “I have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife.”
Beyond that, there’s also a letter from Brown to his friends in which he admits to abusing “Molly physically, emotionally and verbally.”
“I have been a liar for most of my life,” Brown wrote, via Ralph Vacchinao of SYN.tv. “I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7 to fill this void. I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them. My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero. My empathy levels were zero.
“Because I never handled these underlying issues I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally. I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave.”
Browns wife specially mentioned in her journal that Brown “pushes, shoves hits me because I challenge him” and that Brown “says women like me get hit because we can’t shut up.”
According to Kratch, the written admissions were part of an investigation file by a King County (Wash.) Sheriff Department that resulted in Brown receiving two charges of fourth-degree domestic violence.
Det. Robin L. Ostrum found there was probable cause for these charges after he investigated the multiple allegations of domestic abuse made by Brown’s then-wife. This resulted in Brown being arrested in May of last year.
The NFL elected to suspend Brown one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, which was widely criticized, considering that NFL’s emphasis on domestic violence in recent years.
Brown, 37, is in the first year of his new two-year, $4 million contract that included $1 million guaranteed. He stands to make a bases salary of $1.225 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Brown has appeared in five games for the Giants and converted 11 of 12 field goal attempts (91.7 percent) to go along with all nine extra point tries and 15 touchbacks.
We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available.