Jason Pierre-Paul on Josh Brown domestic violence: ‘It doesn’t matter’
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is not concerned about the disturbing domestic violence allegations against his teammate Josh Brown.
On Monday, Pierre-Paul told reporters the Giants have not discussed Brown’s situation in the locker room. JPP actually took it a step further, saying the domestic violence allegations don’t matter.
“Nothing has been talked about. It is what it is. I think he’s suspended one game,” Pierre-Paul said, per James Kratch of NJ.com. “It doesn’t matter, we’re all family around here. People have their own problems to handle. He’s still our brother and we look past it. We going to need him. Every player, we’re going to need them.”
When asked if the Giants should consider releasing Brown, Pierre-Paul gave an even more animated defense of the kicker.
“No. Why should we cut him?” he replied. “Every guy needs a chance.”
JPP probably doesn’t want to pass judgment on a teammate, especially after all he went through over the past year or so with his embarrassing fireworks mishap. Still, he needs to be more careful when supporting someone who is facing the accusations Brown is facing.
While Brown has not been charged with a crime, his ex-wife told police he became physically violent with her on more than 20 occasions while the couple was still married. You can read more about the disturbing allegations here.