The NFL has released a statement on Josh Brown’s domestic violence arrest in light of the release of new information.
“NFL investigators made repeated attempts — both orally and in writing — to obtain any and all evidence and relevant information in this case from the King County Sheriff’s Office,” the league said in a Thursday statement. “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. We concluded our own investigation, more than a year after the initial incident, based on the facts and evidence available to us at the time and after making exhaustive attempts to obtain information in a timely fashion. It is unfortunate that we did not have the benefit or knowledge of these materials at the time.”
“In light of the release of these documents yesterday, we will thoroughly review the additional information and determine next steps in the context of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. We will not be making any comments on potential discipline until that time.”
The NFL is re-opening its investigation into Brown in light of addition documents regarding the kicker’s domestic violence arrest.
Brown was previously suspended one game by the NFL after a police report from a May 2015 incident between Brown and his ex-wife was released to the public. The incident culminated with Brown’s arrest after he allegedly injured his ex-wife’s wrist during an argument.
The more recent documents are much more disturbing. Brown admits to abusing his ex-wife “physically, mentally and emotionally.”
The Giants have not yet released a statement on the new information that has been discovered about Brown’s domestic violence.
Brown was seen participating in practice on Thursday as the Giants prepare to face the Los Angeles Rams in London.