This week the discussion for the New York Giants would be how will Big Blue play against the Los Angeles Rams in London on Sunday. Unfortunately, the narrative has shifted because new evidence was brought forth that states Giants kicker Josh Brown has repeatedly abused his wife Molly Brown. The first allegation came out in August 2016 when it was announced that Josh Brown would be suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. It was later revealed that the suspension came from an incident that occurred in May 2015 when Brown was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Woodinville, Washington. The Giants organization led by owner John Mara and head coach Ben McAdoo voiced their support for Brown during this ordeal and Brown stated that is was an isolated incident.
The issue of Brown’s alleged domestic violence was magnified this week when Brown’s journals were released to the media. In the journal entries that are believed to be written by Brown, it states how Brown has physically, verbally and emotionally abused his wife including over 20 incidents where Brown used violence against his wife. In Brown’s journals, it goes on to state that Brown objectified his wife and considered himself an entitled God.
There was also another alleged incident that occurred between Brown and his wife Molly at the 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Brown invited his wife and her children to the Pro Bowl and Brown informed his wife that she and her children will stay in a separate hotel room. One night Brown showed up inebriated and was banging on the door to have Molly Brown let him in the room. Molly Brown refused entry to Josh Brown and Molly then informed hotel and NFL security to have Josh Brown removed. Molly Brown switched hotel rooms so Josh Brown would not know where to find her and her children.
With all of the new information in front of the public, there were reactions from several members associated with the NFL over Brown’s alleged domestic abuse. One of the most public was Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. who stated how if Brown did that to Smith’s daughter Brown would be on injured reserve.
You know what if your ex-wife was my daughter yo ASS would be on IR…. what a shame N… http://sqor.com/posts/f1485c66-8813-4f7d-b873-7f1a9bcd44cd …
A second reaction was that Brown did not travel with the team to London this week as the NFL placed Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list which means that Brown will not be able to play but still able to collect a paycheck until the case is resolved. The NFL has stated that they will reopen the investigation and determine if Brown should be suspended again.
Now what should the Giants do with Josh Brown? The NFL could make the Giants decision easier because if the NFL determines a significant punishment is necessary for Brown the Giants would not feel as much pressure to release Brown. The problem will arise if the NFL investigation is taking too long or the punishment is not appropriate then Big Blue will feel pressure to cut Brown.
The next Giant game is not until November 6, 2016, because the Giants have a bye for week 8. The Giants can take some time and contemplate but if the NFL has not acted before November 6 and Brown is still on the commissioner’s exempt list, Brown should be released.