Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown claims he never hit his ex-wife Molly Brown.
Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown said that he has never hit his now ex-wife Molly Brown in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday.
Brown was arrested in May 2015 on suspicion of domestic assault in the fourth degree. However, no charges were filed. The NFL suspended the kicker for just one game last August for what it called a moment. Last October documents, including letters, emails and journals where Brown admitted that he had physically, verbally, and emotionally abused his wife were released.
The Giants, who signed Brown to a two-year $4 million deal last April even though they knew he was being investigated for domestic abuse, cut the kicker after the documents were released.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the former Giant told ABC News’ Paula Faris that he put his hands on his wife but didn’t hit her.
“I mean, I had put my hands on her. I kicked the chair. I held her down. The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage, “he said.” I never hit her. I never slapped her. I never choked her. I never did those types of things. The world now thinks I beat my wife,” Brown said. “I have never hit this woman. I never hit her. Not once.”
With his career up in the air the former Giant said that he’s lost everything. His divorce was finalized in December and he wants to play again.
“I have my daughter. That’s the best thing in the world, “he said. I want to be able to play again. I want to be able to continue to write this story. Continue to be a voice for change.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in his Super Bowl press conference that there is an active investigation going on in the Brown case, according to Gary Wynn and Katie Conway of ABC News. Whether or not Brown can return won’t be decided until the investigation is over.
Brown said that he would be fine if he doesn’t return to the NFL.