National Football League suspends kicker Josh Brown six more games for domestic violence accusations

NFL suspends ex Giants K Brown 6 more games

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended six additional games in connection with domestic violence allegations that surfaced a year ago.

Brown was originally suspended one game last season after accusations arose about multiple incidents in which his ex-wife accused the now former Giants kicker of domestic violence.

Brown admitted to "physically, emotionally and verbally" abusing his then-wife Molly Brown numerous times, through personal journals, counseling exercises and court documents.

"We reopened the investigation based on new info", the league explained in a text message.

Brown generated no interest during free agency this year and it's unlikely he'll ever again sign with another NFL team, but the league followed through - slowly - and handed down their standard domestic violence suspension anyway.

The announcement that the former Nebraska football and New York Giants kicker was getting an additional suspension comes on the same day Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot is due to hear whether a federal judge will grant him a temporary restraining order against his own suspension.

Of course, Brown's career was probably over anyway, as he's a kicker, and the Giants parted ways with him after last year's one-game suspension. "The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage", Brown told ABC News in February, according to ESPN. "Concluded there was a violation of our personal conduct policy and imposed 6 game suspension which he accepted without appeal".

Faris asked Brown how people should reconcile his distinction between abusing his wife but never hitting her. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided".

He reiterated, however, that he never hit, slapped or choked Molly Brown, who had told police of at least 20 violent incidents involving her now ex-husband that began in 2009, while she was pregnant. Elliott was suspended for six games on August 11 for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy. The Giants took it a step further by cutting ties with Brown just four days later on October 25. He will simply not be allowed to play for six games even if picked up by a team during the first six weeks (or games) of the season. "Never did those types of things".

The league maintains that announcing Brown's punishment in light of Elliott's situation is purely coincidental.



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