New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was placed on the commissioner's exempt list last week after police documents showed that he admitted to “physically, verbally and emotionally” abusing his wife. It effectively sidelined him until further notice, but the Giants have opted to move on from the situation entirely.
On Tuesday, the team announced it has released Brown after three-plus seasons in New York.
Giants owner John Mara issued the following statement regarding Brown’s release.
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Brown did not make the trip to London last week with the Giants, instead being replaced by Robbie Gould. The team had held out on taking a definitive stance on the situation, showing reluctance to cut ties with the 37-year-old kicker.
Rather, Mara stood by Brown and hoped he would get the help he needed. Clearly, the Giants have decided to go in a different direction given the public criticism and seriousness of his situation.