When Josh Brown was arrested in 2015 for assaulting his wife, the New York Giants kicker claimed it was ‘just a moment.’ Yet, court documents reveal Josh considered his wife ‘my slave’ and that he admitted to abusing her constantly! Catch up on all the details over this shocking case.
1. Josh confessed his crimes in his journal.
“I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man,” Josh, 37, wrote in one of the journal entries obtained by SNY on Oct. 19. This confession was part of the journals and emails given to the police by his now ex-wife, Molly, after he was arrested in May 2015 for fourth-degree domestic violence assault. Though Josh said this incident was “just a moment,” his wife told police he had abused her more than 20 times.
2. He considered Molly not as his wife, but as his property
Prior to this 2015 incident, Josh and Molly tried to fix their marriage through counseling sessions. Part of that effort was a letter he wrote to friends in March 2014. “I have been a liar for most of my life. I have made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7,” he wrote.
“I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them.” Josh also said that his empathy levels were “zero” and he hurt his wife “physically, emotionally and verbally.” In his journals, Josh claimed to have “manipulated her with money,” “disregarded my step son’s feelings…they have witnessed me abusing their mother.” Ultimately, Josh viewed himself as “God” and “she was my slave.”
3. He blames his behavior on being abused.
Josh claims he was “molested as a young boy (around 6).” In a 2013 “Contract for Change” signed by both Molly and Josh, he also admitted that he “viewed pornography on a consistent basis to manage my desire for physical contact.” In his journals, he also says he became “a sexual deviant that viewed sex as a sport.”
4. The NFL only suspended him one game for his abuse…
Along with the atrocious claims of domestic, mental and physical abuse, this scandal became even more outrageous when the NFL, after witnessing Josh’s arrest, only handed down the minimal punishment. Josh was forced to sit out just one game!
5. …but they’re reopening their investigation.
After the backlash following these new revelations, the NFL is reopening their investigation. They blame their lax punishment on the Kings County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office for not providing all the information, per Deadspin.
Sheriff John Urquhart shot back at the NFL, saying the investigator never said he was working for the league! “We [had] some goofus from Wodinville named Rob Agnew asking for the case file. We [had] no idea who he is.” It seems the NFL bumbled the case and now, they hope to get it right the second time.
What do you think the NFL should do, HollywoodLifers? After thee new revelations, do you think the Giants should fire Josh?