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NY Giants Kicker Admits Abusing Wife in Front of Kids: Docs

He was suspended by the league at the start of the season for one game for violating NFL policy but no criminal charges were filed



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    New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted the abuse in dozens of pages of documents turned over to police in connection with the domestic violence investigation.

    Giants placekicker Josh Brown admitted in journal entries and emails that he verbally and physically abused his now former wife, according to documents that were part of a domestic violence case obtained by SNY. 

    Team spokesman Corry Rush declined comment Thursday morning on the details that emerged from a case in Washington. Brown was arrested in May 2015 on a domestic violence allegation but no charges were filed against the 37-year-old player. He was suspended for one game by the NFL at the start of this season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. 

    "I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man," Brown wrote in one journal entry. "I have abused my wife." 

    The journal was part of 165 pages of documents that were turned over to authorities by Brown's former wife, Molly, after his arrest. She had accused him of more than 20 instances of domestic violence. 

    The King County Sheriff's Office in Washington released 165 pages of documents that were released to SNY, the regional sports network.

    In a statement Thursday, the NFL said it would consider additional discipline against Brown based on the documents, which the league says were not handed to its investigators despite "repeated attempts" to "obtain any and all evidence and relevant information ... from the King County Sheriff's Office." 

    "Each of those requests was denied and the Sheriff's Office declined to provide any of the requested information, which ultimately limited our ability to fully investigate this matter ... It is unfortunate that we did not have the benefit or knowledge of these materials at the time."

    The Giants were expected to practice Thursday at their home facility as they prepare to travel to London for a game against the Rams on Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether Brown would practice or speak with reporters afterward. 

    One of the documents dated more than two years before Brown's arrest was called a "Contract for Change" and appeared to be signed by both the kicker and his former wife. 

    "I have controlled her by making her feel less human than me, and manipulated her with money," said one of the eight items in the list. "I have disregarded my stepsons' feelings and they have witnessed me abusing their mother." 

    In a 2013 email, Brown said he caused his wife to fear him. 

    "From the bruise on your leg when we argued ... to the zipper that caught you last April. I am ashamed and disgraced to call myself a husband," Brown said.