UPDATE: Giants’ Kicker Josh Brown Finally Issues Statement, Contradicts Previous Domestic Violence Reports
Since then Brown has been put on the commissioner’s exempt list and barred from participating at any level with the Giants (while still being paid).
On Tuesday, Brown released a statement addressing the domestic violence charges surrounding him. The statement contradicts what he allegedly wrote to friends in March 2014 as well as a personal journal entry from 2013 where he called his wife a “slave” and himself “God.”
Here is what he had to say, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter…
“I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic.”
“It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life.”
“My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man.”
“In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down.”
Interesting that this flies in the face of the journal entries attributed to Brown in which he stated, “I have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife Molly,” and “From the bruise on your leg when we argued … to the zipper that caught you last April. I am ashamed and disgraced to call myself a husband.”
Someone here is not telling the truth. Whether it’s the Josh Brown of 2013 and 2014 or the Josh Brown of today, one of them doesn’t have their story straight.
UPDATE: The Giants have officially parted ways with Josh Brown…
UPDATE #2: Brown also released a different statement in which he made zero mention of never striking his wife.