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Giants’ co-owner finally address controversy surrounding placekicker

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New York Giants co-owner John Mara broke his silence Wednesday on the Josh Brown controversy. Here, via Twitter, is some of what Mara said. (Full text of Mara’s remarks)

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.