Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown suspended another six games

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown suspended another six games

In an text message sent to ESPN and read on SportsCenter Friday morning, the NFL noted the suspension came after the league re-opened its investigation of domestic violence allegations against Brown and determined there was a violation of its personal conduct policy.

Brown served a one-game suspension at the start of the 2016 season after domestic violence allegations were made by his ex-wife.

"We reopened the investigation based on new info", the league texted ESPN on Friday. Now the league has 'a baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, battery, domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, other forms of family violence, or sexual assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances'.

The 38-year-old kicker was suspended for one game, at the beginning of the 2016 season, for allegedly striking his wife.

Brown has not publicly commented on the new findings, although he is said to have accepted the six-game ban, which would go into effect only if he is signed by another team, which appears unlikely. The Giants finally released Brown in late October 2016. Giants owner John Mara defended Brown in August. He said he never hit, slapped or choked her.

The Giants released Brown following his incident a year ago.

"I mean, I had put my hands on her", Brown said back in February on "Good Morning America".

In those documents, Brown admitted he had been "physically, emotionally and mentally" abusive to his now ex-wife, prompting the Giants to place him on the commissioner's exempt list. I held her down.

Brown was placed on the exempt list in October when the National Football League decided it wished to further investigate his May 22, 2015, arrest in Woodinville, Wash., on suspicion of domestic assault in the fourth degree. "The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage", Brown told ABC News' Paula Faris. It's the end result of a almost 11-month, second investigation into Brown after "new" information emerged.

The timing of the report comes as a Texas judge is deciding whether Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, suspended for six games this season for alleged domestic violence, will be granted a temporary restraining order that would freeze his suspension.

Brown did dispute, however, his now ex-wife's accusations that he'd been violent with her more than 20 times.

The league maintains that announcing Brown's punishment in light of Elliott's situation is purely coincidental.

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