Remember when the NFL suspended New York Giants kicker Josh Brown for the first week of the season and we all thought, “Hmmm, that doesn’t seem like much of a punishment for a domestic abuse situation” and the NFL was all like, “Hey, based on what we know this punishment was fine” and we were all, “This seems off so you better be right.”
If you’d like a more specific, real quote from the time of that suspension, here’s one from the Daily News:
“A lot of times there’s a tendency to try to make these cases black and white,” Giants co-owner John Mara said in August. “They are very rarely black and white. You very rarely have a Ray Rice video. There are allegations made, you try to sort through the facts, you try to make an informed decision. That’s what we did.”
New information shows that decision was probably nowhere near as informed as it should have been.
In documents obtained by SNY from the Kings County Sheriff in Oregon, Brown kept a journal in which he referred to his wife as “a slave” and wrote, “I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man. I have abused my wife.”
Some of the documents are from counseling sessions while others are e-mails from Brown sent to friends and his wife, Molly. One of the revelations is Brown admitting to being molested at the age of 6 and his abuse of women beginning at the age of 7.