Josh Brown released by Giants
The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they have released kicker Josh Brown.
Brown, who was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list after details emerged concerning his history of domestic violence, will likely never kick in the NFL again. In addition to his off-field baggage, Brown will turn 38 before next season.
It was only a matter of time before the Giants cut ties with Brown. The roster move came less than two hours after the kicker released a statement claiming he never physically abused his ex-wife. Team president John Mara said in a statement that the Giants’ decision to re-sign Brown during the offseason and defend him was “misguided.”
Giants prez John Mara: "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility." pic.twitter.com/moEa8QzqMW
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 25, 2016
Brown was suspended for the first game of the season after being arrested for domestic violence, though the charge was later dropped. Details of the investigation into his alleged abuse surfaced last week, and there was some disturbing information that indicated Brown had been abusing his wife mentally and physically for years. You can read more details here.