Some NFL owners and players are distancing themselves from Josh Brown, the New York Giants kicker whose abusive past came to new light this week. CBS Sports reported Friday that some teams are unhappy with how the situation has been handled by the league. There have been parallels drawn between the NFL's handling of the Brown case and the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal at the end of the 2013 season.
In the aftermath of Josh Brown being re-investigated by the NFL for his past domestic abuse with his ex-wife, various reports have come out (by ESPN and CBS, among others) that many in the league — from players to coaches to owners — are upset with how the NFL handled the situation. NFL owners should not fear criticizing the NFL or commissioner Roger Goodell for the way the Josh Brown case has been handled. Brown admitted to patterned, serial abuse of his now ex-wife, Molly Brown, in documents that were released by the King County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office this week, and both the New York Giants and NFL claim they learned of these sordid details at the same time everyone else did.
Robbie Gould has become the second placekicker to join the New York Giants on short notice, with Josh Brown again ineligible to play after admitting to abusing his wife. The Giants (3-3) will play the Los Angeles Rams (3-3) in London on Sunday. Brown was placed on the NFL's ''exempt list'' Friday while the league investigates whether he should be suspended further as punishment for several alleged acts of spousal abuse.
The NFL placed kicker Josh Brown on paid leave Friday, a day after re-opening its investigation into the 2015 domestic abuse complaint against the 14-year veteran. Brown said in journal entries and emails released by police on Thursday that he repeatedly verbally and physically abused his former wife, Molly Brown. ''You very rarely have a Ray Rice video,'' Giants co-owner John Mara said in August.
When the Eagles were 3-0, the schedule called for a bye. Into Philadelphia on Sunday come the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL's only unbeaten team. ''I think it's 0-0 now, and we start a new season,'' says Mike Zimmer , coach of the 5-0 Vikings.
The NFL placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo struggled to answer questions about how the New York Giants might discipline the kicker for abusing his wife. In a letter to the 14-year veteran, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch said Brown was being placed on the league's ''exempt list'' while the league investigates whether he should be suspended as punishment for several alleged acts of spousal abuse. Being placed on Commissioner Roger Goodell's ''exempt'' list means Brown cannot attend practices or Giants games but can go to Giants headquarters for meetings and workouts.
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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was placed on leave as the National Football League probed domestic violence allegations which have left his career hanging by a thread. The NFL ordered Brown to be placed on commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list, in effect a temporary paid suspension pending the outcome of an investigation. NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said in a letter to Brown on Friday the league wants to investigate further after release of the documents stemming from the player's 2015 arrest.
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo continued to show support for Josh Brown even after the embattled kicker admitted to years of abusive behavior toward his ex-wife in newly released police documents. Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the veteran is done with the Giants. In a letter sent to Brown on Friday, NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said the league wants to investigate further upon learning of the new documents released by the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office that stem from Brown's 2015 arrest.

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