Josh Brown will not be appealing his placement on the NFL’s exempt list, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.
The decision means Brown will essentially serve a paid suspension as the league looks more into his domestic violence case. By pushing against commissioner Roger Goodell’s ruling, Brown could have tempted the Giants to cut him. In the time he’s on the list, he makes it more difficult for them to do that and not face a grievance claim like what the Baltimore Ravens ran into after cutting Ray Rice.
Brown could still look into legal action against either the Giants or the league regarding the process they took to trying to obtain evidence before placing him on the exempt list, but it appears he’s accepting the fact that he won’t be back on the field anytime soon.
The Giants signed former Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould prior to their 17-10 win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in London. Brown, 37, was in his fourth season as the Giants kicker.