Watching Josh Brown whole heartedly admit that he has and does abuse his wife is one of the sickest things I’ve ever seen. The New York Giants has James Eagan Holmes as their starting kicker, and I’m glad he’s been placed on mandatory leave.
The NFL has always been an organization that has swept domestic violence under the rug. Had that elevator video of Ray Rice not been released he’d still be the starting tailback for the Baltimore Ravens. Josh Brown has admitted he’s wrong but apparently this was an ongoing investigation for years.
Josh Brown wrote in an email, “I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them.” Honestly admitting there is a problem is never the obstacle here. The problem is that what is out of sight is out of mind, and that an apology seems to clean the slate of all those negatively involved.
Had a video of Josh Brown physically abusing his wife been released, he would’ve been dropped, and shipped, to sit on a living room couch next to Peyton Manning. The only difference between this and the Ray Rice situation is visual evidence.
Knowing that Brown treats women like Tyson treats opponents, the Giants still signed him during the offseason for a two-year $4 million deal. In August, owner John Mara stated,
“I believe all the facts and circumstances, and we were comfortable with our decision to re-sign him.”
You were comfortable? How could you possibly be comfortable knowing that your kicker kicks more then footballs?
If Josh Brown is not suspended indefinitely I’ll be pissed. A NFL player should not get a slap on the wrist. Police records have revealed that Josh Brown is a man capable of domestic violence. Josh Brown has admitted that he has endured in domestic violence. All I’m waiting for is the NFL to agree and let this man loose. Unfortunately, I will have to look for another fantasy kicker, but so be it. I wouldn’t have picked him up anyway if I knew where he’d gotten all his strength from.