Giants kicker Josh Brown has admitted to physically and emotionally abusing his now ex-wife, according to documents obtained and shared by SNY.Tv.
The confessions SNY shared Wednesday came from journals and emails turned over to police by Molly Brown after her ex-husband was arrested in May 2015 and charged with a fourth-degree domestic violence assault.
The Kings County (Wash.) Sherriff released 165 pages of documents related to its investigation regarding Brown’s arrest and other allegations. As previously reported, those documents show more than 20 instances of alleged domestic abuse.
Among the admissions SNY’s report revealed were Brown writing in 2013 that he had “physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife,” that he had “controlled her by making her feel less human than me, and manipulated her with money” and that he had “disregarded [his] stepsons’ feelings and they have witnessed me abusing their mother.”
Brown was suspended for the first game of this season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. A violation of the league’s domestic violence policy would constitute a six-game suspension.
Brown was also cited last year for violating a protective order. The Giants have acknowledged that they knew about Brown’s domestic violence arrest when it happened but allowed him to play all last year and re-signed him in the offseason.