Back in August, Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended by the NFL for one game for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
Brown had allegedly abused his then wife, Molly Brown on numerous occasions but was never formally charged with any crime. The New York Daily News had previously reported Molly Brown had accused her now ex-husband Josh of being physically violent with her on more than 20 occasions.
In the days following the suspension, Molly Brown turned over emails, documents and journal entries from herself and Josh to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
In an allegedly email written by Josh Brown to his friends, Brown wrote that he “became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally.” Brown also wrote that he was molested when he was six years old.
In another document obtained, dating March 28, 2013, subjected as a “contract for change” by Josh Brown as part of a counseling program. In that document, Brown states, “I have physically, verbally and emotional abused my wife Molly.”
According to police documents, Det. Robin L. Ostrum found there was probable cause for charges after investigating allegations of repeated domestic abuse made by Molly when Josh was arrested in May of 2015.
The status of the recommended charges remain unclear.
Additionally, Brown’s wife writes in her own journal entry included in the police documents that Brown “pushes, shoves hits me because I challenge him” and that Brown “says women like me get hit because we can’t shut up.”
The Giants have openly supported their kicker, awarding him with a contract extension this past offseason, knowing full well that he was still under investigation by the NFL for domestic violence.