Former New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown has begun an effort to rehab his public image, and perhaps get another chance in the NFL, by insisting on “Good Morning America” that he “never hit” his then-wife Molly Brown.
"I mean I had put my hands on her. I kicked the chair. I held her down. The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage.
"I never hit her. I never slapped her. I never choked her," Brown added. "I never did those types of things."
In journal entries published by a variety of sources Brown had written “I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man. ... I have abused my wife.” In an October statement Brown said. “I never struck my wife, and never would.”
Brown was finally released by the Giants after a storm of criticism emanating from the fact that they knew about the allegations against Brown when they re-signed him prior to last season.
Brown was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List by the NFL. On Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the investigation into Brown’s case is ongoing.
“We do have an active investigation on Josh Brown, what you know from last fall is that we didn’t have all the information from law enforcement,” Goodell said. “They released some of that at a later date. We now have that information and we will continue that investigation and until we have a final decision we won’t be making a decision about anyone’s eligibility on that front.”
Despite Brown’s efforts, it is hard to imagine the 37-year-old getting another chance in the NFL.
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