Giants kicker Josh Brown is suspended for the first game of the season as a result of a May 2015 domestic violence arrest. He doesn’t think that’s right.
Brown told reporters today that while he accepts that he will miss Week One, he doesn’t think that’s the right call, considering that charges were dropped five days after he was arrested.
“I’m not going to go into detail about anything,” Brown said. “My major concern is my three kids and the things that are put out there and the things that are being said. This moment happened over a year ago. The case was dropped five days after the moment happened. We’ve moved on with our lives at this point. While I’m not OK with the decision, I have to respect it. So I look forward to a 15-game season and moving forward with my teammates.”
Brown told reporters that he and his wife have gotten a divorce. He also said he informed the Giants immediately when he was arrested.
Despite the lack of criminal charges against Brown, the NFL’s rules are clear that a player accused of domestic violence can be suspended whether he’s charged or not. That’s what the NFL has done with Brown, whether he’s OK with it or not.