Giants Release Josh Brown After Documents Showed Abuse


Giants kicker Josh Brown was interviewed after kicking a game-winning field goal against the Saints in September.

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The Giants stood behind kicker Josh Brown for months after the details of his 2015 arrest for domestic violence became public this summer. He remained part of the team even when police documents released last week showed Brown admitting to being abusive to his then-wife. And after John Mara, the Giants’ co-owner, acknowledged that Brown had told the team of the abuse, he still remained on the team with full pay, even though the N.F.L. suspended him.

On Tuesday, however, after both the team and the N.F.L. came under intense criticism for a perceived soft stance on domestic violence, the Giants cut ties with Brown, conceding that their handling of him was “misguided.”

“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” Mara said in a statement Tuesday. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.”

Brown released a statement through the team…

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