Ben McAdoo says he supports Josh Brown: “as a man, a father and a player”

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Once again, the tough talk of NFL teams about what they will and will not tolerate has proven to be conditional.

The latest is in New York, where Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended one game for a domestic violence arrest involving his ex-wife, which is the kind of thing new Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he wouldn’t tolerate when he took the job this offseason.

“We support the league office in their decision and their stance on personal conduct,” McAdoo said Thursday, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I do support Josh as a man, a father, and a player. We treat these situations on a case-by-case basis.”

Asked what made this case one he could tolerate, McAdoo replied: “That’s something that’s private and I’m not willing to discuss publicly.”

Of course, part of the reason the Giants will tolerate it is Brown has proven good at kicking footballs. But McAdoo also tried to put some space between himself and the decision to sign Brown to a two-year, $4 million contract this offseason (which was signed after they were aware of the arrest).

“That’s a better question for Jerry [Reese, the Giants General Manager],” McAdoo said.

Asked if the team conducted its own investigation, McAdoo replied: “I stay in my lane. I don’t have any information on that.”

Brown’s suspension comes from an incident involving his ex-wife, who told police about 20 incidents of violence between the veteran kicker and her and her teenage son. But those weren’t even the only allegations.

The Daily News also dug up a pair of arrests from his college days, one a misdemeanor assault for punching a guy who was talking to his girlfriend, tossing her aside when she tried to intervene. For that, he was suspended from Nebraska’s 2001 opener. He was also arrested for driving under the influence in college.

But asked about the recent charges, McAdoo said it didn’t change the way he viewed the issue.

“That doesn’t change my stance. My stance stays the same,” McAdoo said. “I’m a father, I’m a husband, and my stance on personal conduct stays the way it is. Stays consistent, and it stays strong. But I think it’s important for an organization and the locker room to take it on a case by case basis.”

And apparently, in this case, they’ve chosen to believe in the player.

29 responses to “Ben McAdoo says he supports Josh Brown: “as a man, a father and a player”

  1. LOL, not a good look for McAdoodoo in my opinion. Side with the abusive scumbag. Awesome. Hopefully, this creates a backlash.

  2. Is he serious??
    He must not have all of the information.

    I think its interesting how this is being treated.
    One game for the white guy,
    4 games and being black-balled from the league for the black guy.

    They need to throw this little man out of the league too.

  3. Everything has to be a case by case basis because nothing is the same and real life requires understanding nuance and judging actions when there isn’t a clear cut line. That’s just too much for low IQ masses to understand though, so we make policies that aren’t logical but easy to process for people who don’t like to think. If you think a red mark on a wrist is the same as a body covered in bruises, life is probably very difficult (or ridiculously easy, if you follow the whole ignorance is bliss idea) for you. These stories also sensationalize the “20 times” thing and make it appear that there were 20 police calls. Instead it was someone adding to a story during a specific incident. Maybe there were 20 times maybe there weren’t. Some people label men “abusive” now if they raise their voice or tell their kids “no.” Domestic violence is terrible but there’s nothing special about it that requires throwing out normal standards to always side with a victim with specious claims.

  4. Really Ben??? Another battering NFL player enabled by the coach. Pathetic. You know Ben, he did it once, he did it twice, do you think your support is going to stop him. Just because he can kick a ball? A ball is not the only thing he’s kicking.

  5. so the only recent thing he did according to the police report was grab her wrist and yell at their teenage kid.

    Grabbing her wrist is violence? No it isn’t and police agree with me and declined to press charges.

    But getting your name in the paper because your wife (you should have divorced many years ago) snitched on you is detrimental to the game so he gets a game off.

  6. “I do support Josh as a man, a father, and a player.”

    “I’m a father, I’m a husband, and my stance on personal conduct stays the way it is.”

    What the hell is he talking about?

  7. Once again, the tough talk of NFL teams about what they will and will not tolerate has proven to be conditional.
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    Opposed to an unwavering, black and white approach to incidents? It would require the use of a brain for the public to understand that there are gray areas in many walks of life.

  8. I certainly don’t condone DV but I find it hard to believe that as his wife she didn’t have access to credit cards and banking info. my point? a guy who’s gone out of state as much as he is it couldn’t have been that difficult to leave and set up shop somewhere else if its as bad as was led to be….now I reiterate, I do not condone DV but her circumstance is far different from a middle class or lower class individual suffering from domestic abuse

  9. I can see overlooking the college stuff as ancient history, but the 20 alleged incidents of violence between him an her son should be looked into.
    But the coach seems fine staying in his lane, with Jerry Jones.

  10. …….Josh Brown is 37 years old, make way too much money, and NOW brings un-needed publicity to the team. Not to mention coach, you stated you have a ZERO tolerance on getting in trouble with the law. Cut him now and be done with it. You have a good young kicker in the wings (Tom O) that will do just fine……if not, grab a kicker that gets cut in the final cuts…..Sorry Josh, but go stay home with Ray Rice……

  11. It’s called MARA hoping this all goes away, so as not to tarnish his “classy” organization!! lol Sorry, snake, it’s too late 🙂 I would have thought the media would have been all over this a long time ago 😦

  12. Mindless postings from a bunch of folks who will believe the worst of anything they read. Is it at all possible that she’s enjoying hurting his career? Is it at all possible that she’s lying? Just show me the proof before I rush to judgement.

  13. Where is the outrage,vitriol for this clown and his coach and the organization? They signed him after knowing about these incidents? This is subpar work trolls, I’m very disappointed in all of you.

  14. bigotshamer says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:14 AM
    I wonder why the difference in treatment and reaction from the NFL, fans and the corporate infotainment media?
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    Touche’! My Cowboys get absolutely crucified, and this is barely a blip on the radar 😦 I’ll bet MARA is seething that Jerry is a finalist for the HOF, as a contributor 🙂 He’ll probably sit up at night trying to figure out how he can screw us, again! lol
    Brown should get, at the minimum, what Rice got in suspension!!!! Something does not “smell” quite correct here……

  15. Brown will be cut–a vote of confidence like this is always the kiss of death
    The Giants didn’t know until AFTER they gave him an extension? Goodbye Jerry Reese.

    Giants will flame out this year most likely–teams that drop so much money in free agency..uh..don’t usually get what they pay for

    McAdoo and Jerry Reese are gone.

    next coach of the Giants

    REX RYAN! (once Bills miss out on playoffs this year also)

  16. What a doofus. And I thought the David Byrne oversized suit at his initial press conference was an anomaly.

  17. Giants need to do the right thing and cut Josh Brown. 1 incident of violence against your wife or family is 1 too many, but 20???? That’s unacceptable and Brown should be in prison rather then kicking a football.

    Do the right thing G-Men!!!!

  18. brendafortheboyz says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:14 AM
    It’s called MARA hoping this all goes away, so as not to tarnish his “classy” organization!! l
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    Ahh, cowgirls fans. They can’t see that they post their own contradiction. If that were the goal the Giants would have bounced his butt before the suspension ever became public. No one is going to the mat for a kicker. There’s ALWAYS another kicker.

    I am not excusing or condoning anything but does anyone remember what happened to Jay Bromley? You all wanted him hung at first too. Most often where there is smoke there is fire but sometimes there is little more than a smoke bomb or the after effects of fireworks. No charges against Brown in a state where only the prosecutor, with a judges approval, can drop a case. A suspension happy league office that has been embarrassed on the DV issue all too often investigated and gave him all of one game. The rush to condemn without facts is every bit as reprehensible as the rush to absolve. I’d say it’s positively Goodellian except even the Ginger Hammer didn’t do it here.

  19. I love everyone that wants the player cut. There isn’t any evidence. Just an accusation of “20 instances of violent behavior.” What exactly does that mean?

    Every is always so quick to grab the torches and pitchforks.

    Oh, to the comment above…Ray Rice is not in the league because his play was in decline and because there is a video showing him punching his wife in the face. Nothing to do with race. See Greg Hardy.

  20. eazeback says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:58 AM

    I certainly don’t condone DV but I find it hard to believe that as his wife she didn’t have access to credit cards and banking info. my point? a guy who’s gone out of state as much as he is it couldn’t have been that difficult to leave and set up shop somewhere else if its as bad as was led to be….now I reiterate, I do not condone DV but her circumstance is far different from a middle class or lower class individual suffering from domestic abuse
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    Nope, you don’t condone it. You make excuses for the perpetrator and throw shade on the victim.

  21. Hey Giants fans, that moral high ground is looking a little shaky.

    Tells us again how your team wouldn’t stand for DV happening on our team. Should I go back and quote mine a few of the DV posts about the Cowboys?

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