EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Josh Brown is at his New Jersey home Thursday night while the rest of his teammates are preparing to board their flight to London for their against the LA Rams Sunday.
The decision to leave their kicker home for their Week 7 game comes after Brown confirmed he did in fact abuse and beat his wife in a disturbing set of revelations. Brown noted he abused his now ex-wife physically, mentally, emotionally and physiologically over the course of a year in at least 20 different instances, including while she was pregnant.
The NFL has received similar criticism to the fallout around the infamous Ray Rice situation for only suspending the kicker a single game for his actions. On the same day that the league re-opened their investigation, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL has come to a decision to force a trade between the Giants to the Browns.
“We can’t think of a worse punishment,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We thought about suspending him for the rest of the season, but having to playing for the Browns is far far worse. Just look at Josh Gordon, who’s smoking his life away not to have to play for Cleveland.”
“The concusses is that forcing the trade to the Browns will not allow him to beat anyone else.”