The New York Giants will be without Josh Brown when they play the Rams in London this weekend. New evidence stemming from the placekicker’s 2015 domestic violence case has surfaced…and the NFL has reopened an investigation to determine if there will be further punishment.
Many fans were angered when Josh Brown, 37, was only issued a one game suspension after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Molly Brown, in 2015. But more than a year later, the NFL has obtained new court documents from the King County Sheriff’s Office — and they’re looking into the case once again.
The charges against Josh were dropped five days after his 2015 arrest, but in the new, 165-page file, there is a letter written and signed by him admitting to the abuse. “I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally,” Josh wrote, according to USA Today. “I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave.”
Other documents reveal that the NFL star allegedly violated a restraining order and details three 911 calls Molly made about him. The league explained in a statement that they were previously unable to “fully investigate” this case because they weren’t able to obtain the required evidence from the Sheriff’s office, which is why Josh was originally only suspended for one game.
“In light of the release of these documents yesterday, we will throughly review the additional information and determine next steps in the context of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy,” the NFL’s statement read. “We will not be making any comments on potential discipline until that time.”
Meanwhile, Josh did not travel to London with his Giants teammates for this weekend’s game. “The Giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence,” the team said in a statement. “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.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think Josh’s punishment should be?