The plot thickens for embattled Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the NFL looks all the more foolish as a result.
That’s because in addition to all of the other domestic violence allegations against Brown, more and more disturbing details continue to come to light. Most recently, Jordan Raanan for ESPN.com reports Brown violated a protective order filed by his wife in July of 2015.
The order was filed after domestic violence charges were brought against Brown in May of the same year by his ex-wife and stated he was not allowed within 500 feet of her residence. Molly Brown claimed she witnessed the 14th-year NFL veteran driving down her block, and he was cited by police.
It’s unknown whether or not the league was aware of this when it levied a relatively weak one-game suspension, but given how in-depth these investigations go, it’s difficult to believe they left any stone unturned.
The reality is that these are tough situations for the NFL to preside over, but having a potentially key piece of information come out after the fact makes the one-game ban seem even softer in retrospect. That makes it hard for fans to put their faith in the league to do the right thing.
Perhaps in cases like this, where new evidence could potentially be presented, the NFL may want to continue to revisit its decisions.