Josh Brown’s ex-wife reported over 20 incidents of physical violence

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When Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended one game, no one knew exactly why he was suspended at all.

But after hearing some of the details of the domestic violence incident which triggered the suspension, many people are going to wonder why it wasn’t longer than one game.

According to reports obtained by Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, Brown’s ex-wife told police on the day of his arrest that he had been physically violent with her over 20 times, beginning when she was pregnant with their daughter in 2009.

The information was given to police in 2015, when he was arrested in Washington for domestic violence assault. The state declined to press charges five days later.

But the reports obtained by the Daily News show that police came to their home on two consecutive days. His ex-wife called the day before the first appearance, telling a dispatcher Brown had “gotten in my son’s face,” referring to her 16-year-old son from a previous relationship. During the second 911 call, she said he grabbed her wrist during an argument about money.

“I got really scared. And I just went and locked myself in my bedroom again,” Brown’s ex-wife told the dispatcher. “They came last night and they said if anything else happened just to call back and I don’t want anything to get any worse.”

That was when Brown was arrested, and he initially refused to get out of his chair before cops lifted his arms. He was released on $2,000 bail.

But the incident report showed what his ex-wife described as a pattern of physical and emotional violence, threatening to kill her “four or five times,” along with pushing her to the ground while she was pregnant, accusing her of being a “gold-digger” and getting pregnant on purpose, threatening to punch her and saying ‘I want to knock you out so bad.”

She also mentioned an argument with her son which included the Giants kicker kicking a bathroom door off its hinges.

She also told police she waited so long to call because she was scared, and would call neighbers and friends including former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and offensive lineman Chris Spencer and their wives to try to calm him down. The couple eventually went to “intensive therapy counseling” for his abusive behavior.

Brown’s repsonse to the Daily News about the arrest was that “It was just a moment.”

When he spoke to reporters previously about his suspension, it was before the details of the incident were published.

While the details in the report are obviously one-sided, and charges were never filed, it’s not hard to recall the initial two-game suspension the league gave Ray Rice for charges of hitting his then-fiance. That, of course, became a four-gamer and led to his eventual release from the Ravens when video of the incident gave the public a graphic depiction of what domestic violence looks like and led to a public outcry. Though that suspension was later overturned in court, Rice hasn’t played since.

60 responses to “Josh Brown’s ex-wife reported over 20 incidents of physical violence

  1. A man is no longer king of his castle. No matter how much she nags, spends your money, torments, and verbally abuses you, you cannot maintain order in your own home.

    No wonder fewer men are getting married anymore.

  2. I’m a Giants fan and have always loved and respected them as an organisation, and they must do the right thing here and cut this guy.

    I can already hear the fans calling this woman a liar and a golddigger without a shred of evidence, just so they can feel better about cheering for the guy. They need to grow up – when people like that air those views it makes it all the more difficult for women to speak out against abuse.

  3. “I can already hear the fans calling this woman a liar and a golddigger without a shred of evidenice”
    ——————-

    That’s exactly what YOU are doing to him though

  4. This is just off somehow. 20 times and incidents with the son as well and yet the state declined to press charges. Something there doesn’t quite add up but if that smoke really is from a fire and not a smoke bomb then he got off light. After the Rice episode that doesn’t add up either.

  5. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Aug 19, 2016 6:40 AM
    Real tough guy, lets send James Harrison to his house and see how tough he really is.

    4 2

    Harrison’s no saint

  6. For some reason I’m getting the feeling the wife is a little bipolar. I’m just saying. I’ve investigated many domestic assaults before and just from this story it appears there is a mental problem here. Calling the police that many times and not leaving, saying all the “right things”. Something just off with this story.

  7. grabbing someones wrist is not abuse, if she was so “scared” to begin with then leave him. Physical abuse and domestic violence is what Ray Rice did to his fiance in the elevator, not grabbing someone’s wrist or kicking the “door off it’s hinges” I mean he is an NFL kicker for god’s sake.

  8. Mara gets him off with “a slap on the wrist”. Being white he only got 1 game I guess. Somehow I thought it was a mandatory 6 game suspension now for DV. What a joke the NFL is when it comes to DV.

  9. I’m not going to judge the man till I know the full story.

    Cant live with women cant live without them.

  10. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Aug 19, 2016 6:40 AM
    Real tough guy, lets send James Harrison to his house and see how tough he really is.
    ——————————

    Better yet, send Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.

  11. I thought the new DV policy was 6 games for a first offense. Why can’t this league follow their OWN rules consistently? Or is it because the Mara’s are Goodell supporters?

  12. “A man is no longer king of his castle. No matter how much she nags, spends your money, torments, and verbally abuses you, you cannot maintain order in your own home.”

    If you need to beat someone to “maintain order” than number one you’re not maintaining anything but fear, and number two you’re the lowest excuse for a man on this site. A site that includes logicalvoices.

  13. Kicking a door off its hinges, saying you want to punch someone in the face, refusing to move while sitting in the chair, 20 calls….all of that to me says alcohol, yet there is nothing in the the article that suggests it. Either way I guess, because if this guy acts like this sober he has major issues if alcohol he needs to get help.

  14. it does not surprise me that he only got one game, and more importantly the entire past was not revealed.

    There is no question that the Giants and the Broncos along with the Jets get favored treatment from Godell.

    I hope the rest of the owners start coming down on Mara the way they came down on Kraft when he tried to convince them that Deflategate was nonsense, but instead was met with owners rising to call his team cheaters with a pattern of events such as microphones in visitors team locker rooms.

    If you read the transcript from Godell’s appeal hearing on Brady it is comical what a tool Godell is and how he moved the bar to ensure there was a four game predetermined suspension.

    I hope Mara is shown ti be the inbred jerk he is, absolutely far from his father in integrity.

  15. MAYBE the woman is a gold digging “B”. MAYBE a lot of this is her fault. However, if that is the case, making threats and doing violence is only going to trash YOUR reputation. His NFL career is over.

  16. Can you guys see the difference between the comment section? Please let this have been Cam Newton or Kaepernick! If you disagree you have deeper problems.

  17. This is the type of person that shouldn’t be allowed the privilage of playing the league. Meanwhile Ray Rice is a model citizen for 25 years before and 3 years after a terrible incident, but video has him banned for life.

    Let’s be clear – not saying and never said its OK because it was one time. But anyone objectively evaluating over the past few years recognizes that one of these men is a good person that made a horrible mistake (and paid dearly for it), and one is truly bad guy with problems. The wrong one has been black balled.

  18. Why only 1 game? Because there’s no video evidence, of course.

    The NFL is becoming NHL levels of dysfunctional with rule enforcement. Josh Brown, come on down! It’s your turn to spin the wheel of punishment!

  19. The story is told in a way that makes sense, to the narrative.

    Why would anyone stick around for 20 domestics without leaving? I’m smelling some reality here, and it points to her being a conniver.

  20. tyrannosaurussex83 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:39 AM

    I thought the new DV policy was 6 games for a first offense. Why can’t this league follow their OWN rules consistently? Or is it because the Mara’s are Goodell supporters?

    Why one game? He wasnt charged with any crime! In this society, we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Being arrested isnt an admission of guilt nor does it give proof that a crime was committed. The NFL should only suspend players who are CONVICTED of a crime, not simply based on hearsay.

  21. I think dudes that abuse women and children are the lowest life form. That said, from everything I’ve read, comparing josh brown to ray rice’s incident is complete stupidity and a perfect example of modern day sensationalism at its best. Social justice warriors on the war path.

  22. Man, I’m glad so many judge and juries read these articles.

    Whatever happened to due process in this country? Actions based on facts? If the guy did it, then absolutely drop the hammer…but holy hell calm yourselves down.

  23. There is only ONE word to describe the confusion, as to why he was only suspended 1 game!!! the snake…..MARA!!!!! He will try and find ways to screw other teams, especially his division rivals, while trying to keep his team a “classy” organization….lol

  24. Wasn’t hardy publicly prosecuted? Where are all the people that said he should be out of the league? What’s the difference here. Hardy accused once brown 20.

  25. The article title is misleading, there were NOT 20 reports of domestic violence.

    There was one report, where she stated that there had been 20 incidents of domestic violence.

  26. Those who comment that it’s her fault for not having left him after 20 incidents are completely out of touch with reality. There’s a lot of information out there on why people stay in abusive relationships. Rather than blame the victim on an anonymous football site, why don’t you take a few moments and do some research on the subject. And be thankful that you don’t have a loved one in this situation.

  27. “2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Aug 19, 2016 6:40 AM
    Real tough guy, lets send James Harrison to his house and see how tough he really is.”

    Typical Steelers fan drivel. You seem to forget Harrison punched his girlfriend. Pittsburgh fans love to call out all the other teams criminals, but your team is full of rapists, weedheads, PED users, and wife beaters.

    Kind of like the Redskins GM saying he’d only sign character guys unlike Dallas, then signing Junior Gallette a couple days later. Hypocrites

  28. A man is no longer king of his castle. No matter how much she nags, spends your money, torments, and verbally abuses you, you cannot maintain order in your own home.

    No wonder fewer men are getting married anymore.
    ——————————————————-

    LOL MGTOW, brah.

    Ugly, despicable. Welcome to the 1950s.

  29. There’s her side, his side, and somewhere in between, the truth.

    But.. to those commenters trying to make this about race. SMH.

    YOU are part of the racial divide problem. Not the solution.

  30. Goodell would have suspended him at least 10 games if his skin color was different. I hate people who play the race card, I’m a republican, but it’s a combination of that and maybe that its a punter we’re talking about? Goodell clearly doesn’t give a crap about domestic violence.

  31. Let’s hear Mara talk about how the Giants are such a model organization that would never have players like this on the roster!!

  32. heat1up says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:13 AM
    For some reason I’m getting the feeling the wife is a little bipolar. I’m just saying. I’ve investigated many domestic assaults before and just from this story it appears there is a mental problem here. Calling the police that many times and not leaving, saying all the “right things”. Something just off with this story.
    _____________________________________
    Dude, Nobody cares.

    You are definitely one of those guys that just loves the sounds of his own voice. Settle down dick tracy

  33. 4 games for maybe knowing something about footballs being .2 under inflated. 1 game for beating your pregnant wife on 20 different occasions 10 of which involved the police. Yup sounds about right for Roger.
    FIRE GOODELL!!!!!!

  34. It’s pretty simple. A bag of feces is a bag of feces, regardless of skin color. And ANYBODY who bullies Ann beats up woman and children is a flaming bag-o-turds in this guys book.

  35. Baby John Mara makes sure that his team and his kicker get off with just a slap on the wrist. I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!

    The Cowboys and the Redskins are just glad that Mara didn’t insist on stripping them of millions in salary cap money.

  36. I think there is more to this story than what we are hearing. I know a couple, she get’s off on antagonizing him, then when he reacts, she blames him for reacting. But, as soon as the smoke blows over….they say how much they love each other. Not the healthiest of relationships….

    This sounds like it might be something like that….

  37. i’m sorry but calling your GF a gold digger is not verbal abuse, and i just flat out don’t believe her claims as there were no charges filed

    and i’m sure her 16 year old son deserved whatever beating he got- teenagers are punks

  38. Where are all the losers that commented a couple days ago that all he did was grab her wrist? What a scumbag.

  39. The language of the DV policy is public for everyone to read.

    In order to get 6 games, you have to be charged with something. He wasn’t. As noted above, the state declined to press charged. NFL gave him a game suspension anyway anyway.

    “If someone is charged with domestic violence or sexual assault, there will be a mandatory evaluation and, where professionally indicated, counseling or other specialized services. Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense, with consideration given to mitigating factors, as well as a longer suspension when circumstances warrant.”

  40. With the microscope on the NFL in regards to domestic violence, I have to think that the evidence is extremely thin that he did anything or he would have gotten much worse.
    When there isn’t a lot of evidence you can’t convict the guy. Men and women can be equally evil. Men abusing women and women completely lying about men. It happens. Not saying that it did, but the people calling fr him to be cut are morons. How would you like it if you lost your job because your wife or gf decided to call the cops because they were mad at you? Not saying that’s what happened here, just that you can’t cut someone without a concrete reason. They know the type of person he is more than we ever will.

  41. tentonhammer says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:21 PM

    The language of the DV policy is public for everyone to read.

    In order to get 6 games, you have to be charged with something. He wasn’t. As noted above, the state declined to press charged. NFL gave him a game suspension anyway anyway.

    “If someone is charged with domestic violence or sexual assault, there will be a mandatory evaluation and, where professionally indicated, counseling or other specialized services. Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense, with consideration given to mitigating factors, as well as a longer suspension when circumstances warrant.”
    ———————–

    Where does it say someone has to be charged with anything? If Josh Brown wasn’t charged, why did he get suspended?

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