Former Giants kicker Josh Brown denies hitting ex-wife
Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – While he admitted committing domestic violence, former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown claimed he never hit her ex-wife, Molly Brown.
“I mean, I had put my hands on her. I kicked the chair. I held her down. The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage,” said the 37-year-old Brown in a television interview.
“I never hit her. I never slapped her. I never choked her. I never did those types of things,” he added.
Explaining his admission, Brown said “domestic violence is not just physical abuse. We’re talking intimidation and threats, the attempt to control, body language.”
“The world now thinks I beat my wife,” Brown said. “I have never hit this woman. I never hit her. Not once.”
Brown was arrested on May 22, 2015, in Woodinville , Washington, on suspicion of domestic assault in the fourth degree. Charges were never filed.
However, documents were released related to Brown’s arrest last year, including letters, emails and journals containing admissions by Brown that he had physically, verbally and emotionally abused his wife.
Brown was cut by the Giants on Oct. 25 after admitting the abuse to the team, which signed him to a two-year, $4 million deal last April despite knowing he was under investigation for domestic abuse.
In August 2016, the NFL ultimately suspended Brown for one game after he was arrested for allegedly grabbing Molly Brown’s wrist during an argument the previous year.
Brown, who was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list at the time of his suspension, is still hoping to return to the NFL.
“I want to be able to play again. I want to be able to continue to write this story, continue to be a voice for change,” Brown said.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell , for his part, said there is still an open investigation into Brown’s case.
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