Documents show Josh Brown admitted to physically, emotionally abusing his ex-wife

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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.

90 responses to “Documents show Josh Brown admitted to physically, emotionally abusing his ex-wife

  1. Mara is goodells godfather, reduces a 6 game suspension for domestic violence yet he gives a 4 game suspension for psi in a ball. Tb12 is and always has been an exemplary employee of NFL and he was shared big time. Worst commissioner in sports and I only watch my team now instead of any other games.

  2. Mara is a piece of garbage. It’s clear he knew that his PK was an abusive jerk, and yet all he cared about was getting him back on the field following the shortest possible suspension.

    #TheSystemIsRigged

  3. So just to recap, remember when Goodell found himself under fire for only giving Ray Rice a 2 game suspension?

    Well Goodll learned his lesson

    Only ONE game for Brown! (mainly because John Mara is one of a few owners who completely pull Roger’s strings)

    Watch out Patriots! Last time Goodell needed to divert attention from his horrid domestic violence record we got FrameGate

  4. myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Oct 19, 2016 8:38 PM
    seriously….and folks were upset over Hardy??? should be a lot of hate for this monster.
    ————
    Won’t happen. The truth that a lot of you want to deny is that there is a racial component to these things. Hardy was suspended for 14 games. This guy gets one game. Why do you think that is? And please don’t say it’s because Goodell favors the Giants. Denial is a deadly disease.

  5. Waiting on all the “Oh, he grabbed her wrist, maybe, according to her” folks to continue to defend this abuser.

    Also, didn’t Goodell promise to get these situations right after Ray Rice? This has played out like a slow motion version of that case: DV situation comes up, Goodell underpunishes, evidence turns up that the offender really was guilty.

    If only Goodell hadn’t gone soft on one of Mara’s players. Brown would just be finishing up his 6 game suspension, this story would come out and Roger could say “See? I was justified.” Instead, he messed up. Again.

  6. And Mara and the Giants said they felt they were good with the information they had and that they did their homework on Brown.

    If you ask me I would have graded them an F on their assignment.

  7. Somewhere in the league office is a bowl with slips of paper from old fortune cookies. On the back of each is written 1, 2, 4, 6, 10.

    After every violation, Rog just reaches into the bowl and picks one out.

    You could disagree with Rog and still respect him if he applied one iota of consistency to his discipline. Since he still thinks PSI is the same as PED you can’t trust or support him.

    I hope he doesn’t trot out the Ray Rice defense—-” We never saw the tape”. Or in this case the pages of reports.

    INTEGRITY

  8. Where you at, Mr. AllHeDidWasDriveDownHerStreet?

    All you need to know is a Protective Order was issued against him.

    Good people don’t have Protective Orders on a rap sheet.

  9. Of all the NFL owners, Mara is by far the most sneaky and has corrupted the NFL office. When were the Giants really punished for anything. Goodell needs to answer why he let this one go

  10. CALL HIM OUT LIKE EVERYONE DID GREG HARDY, HOW DOES THIS DUDE STILL HAVE A JOB!!!!! RACISM IN THE NFL, SOMEONE HIRE HARDY, HE SEEMS LIKE AN ANGEL COMPARED TO THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!

  11. First, I want to be clear, all domestic violence incidents should get a mandatory 6 games. No appeal, no mitagiting circumstances. However, have any of you questioned how his exgot his personal journals? How their private sessions became public and why both the police and Mrs. Brown refused to cooperate when the NFL went to them? Something is not right here. Like Isaid, he deserved six games just for putting his hands on her. Anddon’t forget, previous commissioners did zero when it game to this issue.

  12. Can’t waiting to read Florio’s take on this. Kind of funny how the NFL investigated and couldn’t find out anything, but a news agency is able to get nearly a ream of documents with a simple IPRA request.

    Even my kids can do better research than the NFL seems to be able to do.

    Nothing like protecting the shield and maintaing their “integrity”.

  13. Why is he not serving time in prison? Oh yeah, never mind, pro athletes are a whole different class of Americans.

  14. Remember that time a retired federal judge basically called Goodell a liar when he claimed to not know about the Ray Rice tape and what was on it? Goodell appears to be a pathological liar. Either that or he’s just beholden to the Mara’s and Bisciotti’s of the world who tell him when and where to drop the hammer.

  15. Just curious, but has any of this been proven in a court of law, or is it all hearsay? Not judging anything until it’s been proven. PFT is not a basis for judgment. If dude is guilty of something let the legal system run its course. Even if he is just a kicker.

  16. mackcarrington says:
    Oct 19, 2016 8:48 PM
    myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Oct 19, 2016 8:38 PM
    seriously….and folks were upset over Hardy??? should be a lot of hate for this monster.
    ————
    Won’t happen. The truth that a lot of you want to deny is that there is a racial component to these things. Hardy was suspended for 14 games. This guy gets one game. Why do you think that is? And please don’t say it’s because Goodell favors the Giants. Denial is a deadly disease.

    ______________________________________________________

    So how do you explain Brady then? Goodell went above and beyond to drag one of the league’s greatest all-time players through the mud and Brady clearly was not singled out for his race. The truth is Goodell is an idiot with no concept of proper punishment. He really has no idea what he’s doing. This is going to turn into another Ray Rice situation. Goodell will under-suspend, people will get angry and then he’ll over-suspend. There should be a set penalty for spousal abuse when the evidence shows that it took place. Eight games for first offense, full season for a second and lifetime ban if there is a third offense.

  17. But according to John Mara the league had to ‘protect the shield’ and ‘uphold the integrity of the game’ when Goodell suspended Tom Brady for 4 games for… being generally aware of something someone else may have done to footballs???

    By that logic, Mara was far more than ‘generally aware’ his kicker is a repeat abuser. And not ‘probably’ either. Maybe he can ask Eli about that “No More” ad campaign to see what that’s all about…

  18. As a Giants fan, I really hope they take him with to London this weekend, and cut him the minute they step off the plane. Let him find his own way back.

    Better yet, kick him off the flight somewhere over the ocean.

  19. Please just sign Greg Hardy. We need a pass rusher. If we are going to have a POS loser on the team lets make it someone who will make a big difference. But seriously this guy sucks. It wasn’t even 1 mistake. The guy has been a repeat scum bag. Many times. Makes it even more shocking he has not been cut, he’s a kicker.

  20. Big Giants fan here but Mara is a phony. All the issues we have with the NFL now and he’s one of Goodell’s right hand men. Pretends to have zero tolerance for abuse then looks the other way when his star kicker is abusing his wife. This isn’t the first time the Mara’s condoned abusive players. They have a long history of it.

  21. Not sure if the NFL even investigated this. Seemed liked they just trusted the Giants own, in-house “homework”. Are Goodell and Mara touching heads tonight to get their stories straight?

  22. Do something corporate nfl, or the world will know that the pink gear the league wears once a month of the year is for public relations. Not cause they care about women.

  23. Sad that if he had instructed staff to let air out of his kicking balls, by precedent, he would have gotten more than triple the punishment. Just sad….

  24. At least they indefinitely suspended Ray Rice, albeit after the fan base came with pitch forks. I hate to think, as a white man, that he is receiving “white privilege”. I suppose I have been in denial. Maybe Kaepernick is smarter than we thought. There is no place in society for this kind of behavior, whether an NFL superstar (or measly kicker) or a middle class schmuck. Hold people accountable for their actions and have some integrity.

    Josh Brown, you are worthless and do not deserve any type of happiness or success. I hope your ex-wife gets revenge in whatever way hurts you the most.

  25. Well, it sure looks like the Giants were at least “generally aware” this was going on……

  26. And Mara killed the Cowboys for signing Hardy & he’s tolerating this on his own team!!!!!!! He’s a piece of crap!!!!!!! Way to stand on your morals Mara!!!! #Clown

  27. Absolutely no surprise here.

    Baby John Mara is a law all his own. It’s his league.

    The Cowboys and the Redskins are just happy that Josh Brown’s brutal crimes against his wife and stepsons didn’t result in Baby John stripping cap space from them – after all, the Giants losing a criminal piece of crap kicker for one game threatens the “competitive balance” of the division.

  28. I always thought the kickers were the “Gee whiz” type of nice guys on the team.
    Way to shatter my perspectives on that, dummy.

  29. this guy is just as bad OR worse than Psycho Greg….

    Probably worse.. GOOD LORD..

    Cut and suspended PERMANENTLY.

    I normally refrain from calling someone human garbage, but this guy…

    Let me simmer down.

  30. I got this repost from another giants blog

    “If this man had it in him to commit domestic violence, then he was never a Giant to begin with. A jersey and a roster spot doesn’t mean a thing. That phrase represents pride and values.” – Alex Sinclair (BBV)
    And I agree 100% … Cut Him!

  31. Guy basically said he is a sociopath by indicating he lacked the ability to feel empathy and emotional connection with people.

    Amusing if the Giants don’t cut him or if he doesn’t get an indefinite suspension. This guy should basically be blackballed from the league (Ray Rice was for a single drunk incident) so if he isn’t, that’ll give some strong evidence to those who like to bring up racial bias in the NFL. I have always rolled my eyes when people bring it up with the league but may have to change my tune depending on how this situation plays out.

  32. Report comment
    jag1959 says:
    Oct 20, 2016 12:08 AM
    I admit in the past I figured she was not credible because in WA only the DA can elect to drop or not pursue charges and the law requires a judge to concur before they are dropped. Now it would seem wha should have been the type of system that could not fail her did just that. The league and the Giants aren’t the only ones with some explaining to do. Perfect timing of the disclosure of this. fraudger and weasel boy Mara, the duplicitous duo, can’t dodge the cameras during league meetings. They won’t say anything beyond platitudes of course but at least we will get to see them squirm

    This is what happens John boy, you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas. As a lifelong Giants fan this is not the first time I have found myself saying when it comes to Maras John is no Wellington.

  33. Something isn’t making sense here. He beats his wife, then writes in a diary about how he did it? And she just happens to have these journals in her possession? All this seems just a little too convenient to me.

  34. Giants fans will cheer for anyone. They are the worst fans ever.

    NFL throws our Hardy and Rice, but let Brown slide. Just wait until the BLM movements starts bringing race into this. Typical NFL. Another reason ratings are low.

  35. Oh, and if all of this IS true, then those of you calling Brown a “monster” or a “piece of garbage” need to remember that this is a person who was molested as a 6 year old and never received proper help for it.

  36. Mara should be suspended for not revealing what he knew to the NFL, lied and tried to cover up.

    At least four games, what a corrupt weasel, still using the tremendous goodwill his father built, the son is no Duke, just a silver spoon POS

  37. Just goes to show that Roger could careless about DV. Knock your wife out in an elevator, get 2 games (until the world sees the video that you saw and thought they wouldn’t, I mean really what do you think happened in there???). Beat your wife for years and get a game!!! ONE GAME??? But god forbid you get accused yet never proven guilty of letting some air out of a ball… that’s worth 4 games, 1 million dollars and a first and 4th round pick. Players safety… play dirty, head hunt and stomp on players… here’s a fine, now get back out there and do it again. Oh but make sure you don’t celebrate that TD, we don’t want any of that. We don’t want kids out there to do a dance after they score in a pick up game after school. We’d much rather have them beat their girlfriends. The league has become a joke thanks to Goodell and the owners pulling his strings. And they wonder why no one is watching anymore.

  38. Amazing. What a real man Brown is, huh? And how on earth can Mara keep this pos around? I’m not even going to start in on Goodell.

  39. No video, so no outrage. Arbitrary and unevenly applied punishments are one of the biggest problems in the game today.

    The NFL has zero credibility, yet wonders why fewer people are watching games.

  40. I have never understood why the NFL ever tries to stick its nose into issues that happen off the field. We have a criminal justice system, and a civil court system, that is already in place to address all of this. Every NFL owner should simply say “This isn’t a football matter,” and that be the end of it, as far as the team is concerned. It’s like there’s this nonsensical expectation that football players shouldn’t be human. And, I hate to break it to people, by MAN is an aggressive animal, by nature. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a certain percentage of NFL players harm others physically, in moments of extreme anger and frustration–including their spouses. That’s what nearly all mammals do. So, what does any of this have to do with football? Nothing. Let’s all move on, and let the civil/justice systems take care of what it was designed to do. The NFL doesn’t need to be the guardian of justice for what happens off the field. It’s ridiculous.

  41. it’s wrong what he did, but what a joke his wife is…. she felt less than a human? controlled her with money….. Wtf is going on theses days, she can get her ass a job and walk out the front door if she has these feelings. the word is Brown supported her kids, while they did everything to ruin their relationship. Not an excuse, but Brown was setup. this is not 1965 miss… woman have rights and every house has a front door you can walk out if your not happy.0

  42. Something tells me his wife isn’t exactly an angel. There’s two sides to every coin.

    My wife yells at me everyday and calls me terrible names. I just go down to the basement and have a few beers.

  43. He doesn’t need to be cut but he does need to serve his 6 game suspension and Goodell needs to answer why he wasn’t aware of documents that were easily available before he made his ruling…..this is why the NFL needs to leave discipline to an outside panel…..Ray Rice was suspended for a yr and then kicked out of the league, Brown gets one game and a fat new contract…..

  44. newjerseygiants says:
    Oct 20, 2016 9:50 AM

    My wife yells at me everyday and calls me terrible names. I just go down to the basement and have a few beers.

    ————–
    Maybe you should re-access your life and get your priorities straight.

  45. newjerseygiants says:
    Oct 20, 2016 9:50 AM
    Something tells me his wife isn’t exactly an angel. There’s two sides to every coin.

    My wife yells at me everyday and calls me terrible names. I just go down to the basement and have a few beers.
    _______________________________

    Blame the victim… you’re half the problem.

  46. Waiting for all the Giants fans that lost THEIR MINDS over Tom Brady to be completely outraged and demand that Goddell suspend Josh Brown and for the Giants to cut him. Waiting, waiting, waiting

  47. “My wife yells at me everyday and calls me terrible names. I just go down to the basement and have a few beers.”
    __________

    Just guessing but the “few” beers every single day are probably a good chunk of the problem.

  48. The NFL should go ahead and stop using the “couldn’t get any information” lie, since it always backfires on them.

  49. reebsta says:
    Oct 20, 2016 10:49 AM
    Waiting for all the Giants fans that lost THEIR MINDS over Tom Brady to be completely outraged and demand that Goddell suspend Josh Brown and for the Giants to cut him. Waiting, waiting, waiting
    ______________

    All the Giants fans? I’m a Giants fan married to a Pats fan. I followed and commented on the framegate articles. Most Giants fans were calling out the league not Brady. Even the ones that bought the league’s bs were hardly ‘outraged’ and I don’t recall any losing ‘THEIR MINDS’ over it. Your indignation is bit misplaced.

    Reason 3,768 it’s good to be a Giants fan, the Pats don’t take up any room in our heads.

  50. Remember when the Giants said they took domestic violence seriously, and then resigned a domestic abuser?

  51. I am guessing Goodell must have grown up in a home where it was okay for men to hit women. A complete joke of a leader.

    Have to admit I watch my team and little else of the NFL as a message to the league.

  52. Beta man gets money and fame then meets hot, hypergamerous manipulative girlfriend. He fails his *poop* tests, looses composure and in a moment of “makeup” he admits to a bunch of crap that not exactly true. She then pulls the rug under him in the next fight. women like this are poison.

    Men, there is no “one”. Women do not have to ability to love a man like he wants or even love a man forever. there are always looking for something better and will use and destroy men to meet their objectives.

    so Brown got a hot piece for a little while…it cost him his reputation, millions of dollars, and quite possibly his job. He could be ruined.

    Never get married and never commit. Do what women do, sleep around, date, use.

  53. jag1959 says:
    Oct 20, 2016 12:06 PM

    All the Giants fans? I’m a Giants fan married to a Pats fan. I followed and commented on the framegate articles. Most Giants fans were calling out the league not Brady. Even the ones that bought the league’s bs were hardly ‘outraged’ and I don’t recall any losing ‘THEIR MINDS’ over it. Your indignation is bit misplaced.

    Reason 3,768 it’s good to be a Giants fan, the Pats don’t take up any room in our heads.

    ———-

    It gets confusing. I think most of the trolls were using the Giants’/Eli Manning’s SB wins to trash talk the Pats/Brady after calling them cheaters, so naturally they were assumed to be Giants fans.

  54. Goddell to Park Ave stooge:
    “Wait, you mean you can simply ask for information that’s publicly available and you’ll actually get it? Huh, who knew? Nah, let’s just go with the lie that we had all of the available information, it’s worked before….”

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