New York Giants kicker Josh Brown, who was arrested for domestic violence in 2015, has admitted to assaulting his ex-wife, Molly, who submitted to police written documents that Brown allegedly wrote.
Yes, in a series of letters and emails, Brown, 37, wrote that he has been “a liar” for most of this life, that he has “physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man,” that he has “objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them,” and that he viewed himself “as God” and his ex-wife as his “slave.”
Needless to say, this will likely not sit well with the Giants.
“They’re an organization that’s old school in many different ways and they don’t want distractions like that,” NFL on CBS analyst Jay Feely said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “I think in retrospect, they probably look back and think they made a mistake in resigning Josh because he was a free agent and they could have just moved on and signed another kicker. Performance-wise, he’s done a good job on the field, but you look at these documents – even if they were personal journals, they don’t shine a good light on Josh, and they don’t shine a good light on the Giants or the NFL in general. There’s just no excuse for domestic violence. There’s not. Nobody can make one to me. I can’t come up with one to justify that action ever.”
Brown, who was suspended for the first game of the year, could face stiffer penalties as a result of this evidence.
“Well, you think about the Ray Rice situation and they initially suspended him and they went back when they had more evidence, when the video came out, and they gave him a lengthier suspension,” Feely said. “So there’s precedent there and it’s something I think they could possibly do.”
Feely believes the Giants will likely cut Brown.
“I think if Josh was not honest with the Mara family, (he could be gone),” Feely said. “Part of the rationale for keeping him and re-signing him was the conversation that they had with him, the knowledge that they had. So if he wasn’t honest with them, if that revelation is something new, then I probably think they do make a decision to cut him.”
The Giants (3-3) play the Rams (3-3) in London this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.