Giants cut Brown in wake of abuse
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.