New York Giants kicker Josh Brown released a statement Tuesday, per Adam Schefter:
I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic. It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life. My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man. In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down.
Brown was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list last week after a new batch of documents was released by the King County Sheriff’s Office that included notes from his personal journal in which he admitted to abusing his wife, Molly.
Molly, who filed for divorce shortly after Brown’s May 2015 arrest for assaulting her, has told police Brown has been abusive to her more than 20 times.
The NFL has said Brown was suspended one game for the May 2015 arrest, but now claims to be looking into other incidents. Giants owner John Mara said on Mike Francesca’s radio show last week that Brown had told the team he had abused his wife, but Mara added, “What’s a little unclear is the extent of that.”