Gi­ants cut Brown in wake of abuse

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

The Gi­ants re­leased kicker Josh Brown on Tues­day, six days af­ter po­lice doc­u­ments re­vealed Brown ad­mit­ted to re­peat­edly abus­ing his for­mer wife while they were mar­ried.

The move came shortly af­ter the player is­sued a state­ment in­sist­ing that he never hit his wife dur­ing a six-year pe­riod when he ad­mits spousal abuse.

Gi­ants pres­i­dent John Mara said the team’s be­liefs, judg­ments and de­ci­sions were “mis­guided” in how it han­dled its re­la­tion­ship with Brown. He in­di­cated the Gi­ants did not know the full ex­tent of the prob­lem un­til last week.

“We hope that Josh will con­tinue to ded­i­cate him- self to re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, and to be­com­ing a bet­ter per­son and fa­ther,” Mara said.

Brown was sus­pended for the sea­son opener for vi­o­lat­ing the league’s per­sonal con­duct pol­icy af­ter the league in­ves­ti­gated his ar­rest in May 2015 for spousal abuse against his now ex-wife, Molly. He was not charged by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in the case in Wash­ing­ton state. Ex­tra points: Jaguars DT Roy Miller will miss the rest of the sea­son with a torn right Achilles ten­don. … Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a break-in at Bron­cos LB DeMar­cus Ware’s home that oc­curred Mon­day night. … A 36-year-old Bron­cos fan died Mon­day night af­ter fall­ing 60 feet at the team’s sta­dium.

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