"We were aware of facts & allegations & are comfortable with our decision to resign Josh Brown!" John Mara pic.twitter.com/S6xu6z6nvD— Bruce Beck (@BruceBeck4NY) August 24, 2016
Mara vehemently denies the allegation #Giants were aware of blackmail against Browns.— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) August 24, 2016
Mara said nothing has happened since the Josh Brown signing to have the Giants part ways with him.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 24, 2016
Mara said "We did our homework here."— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 24, 2016
Mara says easiest thing would have been to not sign Josh Brown and get another kicker.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 24, 2016
Mara said he probably should have addressed this issue a few days ago, but said it's a complex issue.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 24, 2016
Mara: "It’s a complicated & emotional issue and you have to make decisions based on the facts and circumstances you are presented with."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
Mara: " We attempted to make an informed decision here. We’ll live with the results of that decision."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
Mara: "A lot of times there's a tendency to make these cases black & white. They're very rarely b&w. You very rarely have a Ray Rice video."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
"There are allegations made, you try to sort through the facts, you try to make an informed decision. That’s what we did.":— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
Mara: "It’s very easy to say a guy has been accused, get rid of him. Terminate him...— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
... But when you’re sitting @ top of an organization & responsible for a lot of people you’d better make more informed decisions that that."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 24, 2016
Brown will serve a one-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. That stems from a May 2015 arrest during which we was charged with assaulting his then-wife, Molly Brown. Charges were dropped five days later.
Brown said last week the incident was “just a moment,” but since that time documentation of accusations by his ex-wife of up to 20 instances when Brown was allegedly physically abusive toward her have become public.
The Giants had remained silent as an organization until Wednesday.
The Giants signed placekicker Randy Bullock earlier this week, ostensibly to fill in for Brown in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Bullock believes he has the opportunity to win the job long-term, with Mara saying Wednesday that it would be “a football decision” if the Giants cut Brown.