It was announced this week that New York Giants kicker, Josh Brown, would be suspended for the first game of the NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Since he is a kicker, most fans didn’t really think twice about the news, or even really care why he was suspended. It apparently is stemming from a domestic incident he had last year with his wife at the time, Molly Brown. The two have since divorced but there seems to be quite a violent history within their household that went back years.


When Brown was arrested last year, Molly told police he had gotten violent with her more than 20 times since 2009, including when she was pregnant with their daughter. He was arrested in May of last year after Molly had to call 911 on consecutive days.

In reports and 911 tapes obtained by The New York Daily News, it is revealed that police responded to the Brown house on two consecutive days. On a 911 call from the day before, Molly Brown said the kicker “genuinely got in my son’s face,” referring to her 16-year-old son, who was Brown’s stepson.

The second 911 call, on May 22, occurred after Molly Brown said he grabbed her wrist during an argument about finances.

“I got really scared. And I just went and locked myself in my bedroom again,” Brown’s ex-wife said on the call. “They came last night and they said if anything else happened just to call back and I don’t want anything to get any worse.”

It was at that time police felt there was enough evidence to arrest Brown. He posted $2,000 bail and was released but the state eventually declined to press charges.

Molly said the abuse started in 2009 after she told him she was pregnant. She said the couple were fighting, “and there was a box of mail that we had initially were arguing over, I took it, I like threw it off the desk and the papers went everywhere and he—I remember grabbing my shoulders and like just pushing me into the door.”

At one point during the pregnancy, which Molly Brown says was accidental, she said Josh Brown accused her of being a “gold-digger” and accused her of getting pregnant on purpose.

It appears that once she finally had the courage to open up about what was going on, she let it all out. She also mentioned to authorities in May of last year numerous other incidents involving violence towards her and her 16 year old son, of whom Josh played the step-father role. She at one time had a restraining order against Josh but had it dropped after they started doing therapy and counseling together.

To read all the details, make sure you check out the full story here but from the sounds of things, Josh Brown deserves much more than just a one game suspension. It’s also interesting to wonder how much the Giants knew about all this before resigning him, considering they are one of the few teams in the NFL that doesn’t play games when it comes to off the field controversy.