Josh Brown’s Giants career is over and his NFL career might be finished too.
The Giants announced they have released the kicker on the same day Brown released a statement emphasizing that he never struck his ex-wife.
Giants owner John Mara said in a statement that his team mishandled the situation after the new details came to light.
“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” Mara said, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.”
Brown also released a separate statement from the one released to ESPN’s Adam Schefter earlier in the day. The main difference between the two is that Brown does not mention any denial of abusing his wife in the second statement.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2016
Brown was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list last week after journals and emails found in police records revealed Brown had admitted to abusing his ex-wife. Many had called for Brown to be let go by the team then.
New York signed former Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould last week and he made one field goal in his Giants debut during their victory over the Los Angeles Rams in London.