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The NFL's Private Spooks Made Molly Brown So Nervous She Told Deputies About It

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Molly Brown reached out to the King County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office after being contacted by the NFL’s private investigation firm, which wanted her to talk about the more than 20 times she said her now ex-husband, Giants kicker Josh Brown, abused her. At the time, Molly Brown already was talking to investigators due to the ongoing investigation of domestic violence by her husband.

That’s according to correspondence between Molly Brown and the King Co. Sheriff’s Office obtained today by Deadspin, which shows she went to law enforcement after receiving a call from “T & M Protection” on May 29, 2015.


Molly Brown told the deputy the caller identified herself as Debra Katz with T & M and said she was calling in regard to the “allegation against Josh Brown.” She told Molly Brown that “the NFL had a policy about it.” Brown wrote in her email that Katz told her, “I don’t know if you know about the policy or not, but she needed to speak about it and for me to call her back.”

Katz provided a phone number that didn’t match the one on the caller ID, Brown wrote.


“I have not called back because I have no idea if this is a real thing or just a reporter, or if it is something that could possibly hurt me,” Molly Brown wrote. “I just know I got a very nervous feeling listening to the voicemail.”

T & M Protection is the NFL’s go-to source for private investigators on these cases; Lisa Friel, the league’s senior vice-president in charge of investigations, is a former T & M Protection V.P. The league has retained T & M as its private security squad since 2014.

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