Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown watches his team play during the second half of a 2013 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia.
The New York Giants have released kicker Josh Brown over his admitted abuse of his then-wife, in a case that has previously raised questions about the NFL’s willingness to punish players who commit acts of domestic violence.
“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” team President John Mara said in a statement. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.”
This case dates to May 2015, when “Brown was arrested for assaulting his then-wife Molly at their home in Washington state. Brown wasn’t charged,” as NPR’s Tom Goldman reported.