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Josh Brown released by Giants

John Mara says team was “misguided” in its dealings with Brown

Super Bowl XLVIII Week Opening Press Conference
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Nearly a full week after new revelations in the domestic violence case involving Josh Brown, the New York Giants have released the placekicker.

In a statement released with the announcement Giants’ co-owner John Mara rleeased a statement acknowledging that the teams “beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided” in their handling of the Brown situation.

Mara’s full statement:

“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” said team president John Mara. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.

“We hope that Josh will continue to dedicate himself to rehabilitation, and to becoming a better person and father. We will continue to support him in his efforts to continue counseling, and we hope that Josh and his family can find peace and a positive resolution.

“We have great respect and feel strongly about our support for the good people who work tirelessly and unconditionally to aid the victims of domestic violence and who bring awareness to the issue. We have been partners with My Sisters’ Place (a domestic violence shelter and advocate based in Westchester, New York) for nearly 20 years. The leadership of that organization has provided invaluable insight as we have considered our decisions in this matter. We value and respect their opinion, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”