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New York Giants Deactivate Josh Brown Following Domestic Violence Fallout

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In a story that keeps developing, New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown will not make the trip with the team this week to face the Los Angeles Rams, following the fallout from the news coming public that Brown admitted to physically and emotionally abusing his wife.

According to police documents from a case in King County (Washington) back in May of 2015, Brown admitted to abusing his wife, Molly Brown, in letters, e-mails, and journals. Charges have not been filed in the case.

After the story broke on Thursday, many wondered why the Giants nor NFL were knowledgeable of the admissions and the details beforehand.

However, Giants co-owner, CEO, and President had this response to a question regarding Brown, after the team re-signed him.

Brown has received some punishment regarding the situation as he served a one-game suspension this season for the arrest.

The police documents, which are now public record, include a lot of revealing information about a pattern of abuse, Brown’s divorce with his wife, Molly Brown stating that the NFL knew about it earlier, and more.

Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com pulled out these takeaways from the documents, in his story.

In the police documents released Wednesday, Brown admitted he “had been a liar for most of my life.” He claimed to have a porn addiction and having been abusive to women all the way back to the age of 7, after being molested as a young boy.

Mara went on WFAN 660 in New York to talk about the situation.

Moving forward it is still unclear what the end result will be for the Giants, NFL, and Brown. The latter, who will be inactive on Sunday, could find himself on the same list that Adrian Peterson once was on.

All that is certain right now, is that this is another black eye for the NFL. Here’s the official statement regarding the matter from the Giants, via Mike Garafolo:

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