New details have emerged surrounding Josh Brown’s domestic violence saga, and they’re not pretty.
The New York Giants kicker admitted to physically abusing his wife on multiple occasions in a host of documents that the Kings County (Wash.) sheriff’s department received in May 2015, after Brown’s arrest on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. NJ.com and several other media outlets recently obtained those documents, which include letters and personal journal entries from Brown detailing a long history of abuse against his wife.
Brown takes full ownership for his actions in the documents, stating “I have abused my wife” and “I have been a horrible husband and stepfather.” But his writings also reveal some disturbing details about his relationship with his wife, Molly.
“I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7,” Brown wrote in one March 2014 letter, via NJ.com. “… I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them.”
“My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero,” Brown continued. “My empathy levels were zero. Because I never handled these underlying issues I became an abuser and hurt (my wife) physically, emotionally and verbally.
“I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave.”
The documents include journal entries from Brown’s wife, in which she admits Brown “pushes, shoves (and) hits me because I challenge him” and “says women like me get hit because we can’t shut up.”
Brown’s wife told police at the time of his arrest that he had physically abused her more than 20 times. After a 10-month investigation, the NFL suspended Brown just one game, and he’s still New York’s kicker, despite owner John Mara admitting in August he was well aware of the allegations against Brown when the team re-signed him.
The NFL has yet to comment on the latest release of Brown’s documents, but it’s possible the league could re-open its case against the Giants kicker.
UPDATE: The NFL has released a statement addressing the recently-released documents involving Brown.
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