Josh Brown is done playing football this season and has likely kicked his last field goal ever for the Giants, this according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Sources further state that Brown will likely never play football again, not just this season.


Earlier Friday in London, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the team wasn’t going to abandon Brown, even after leaving him home as his team prepares for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

“We’re not going to turn our back on Josh,” McAdoo said as he was being peppered with questions two days after documents revealed Brown admitted he had abused his wife. “He’s our teammate.”

While the Giants claim they knew of Brown’s history, they also said they knew he was trying to better himself before any of this information leaked this week. It remains unclear just how much or how little they knew overall.

The Giants have until 4 p.m. ET Friday to place Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list, which means that he would still be able to collect his base salary of approximately $1.15 million. Brown can appeal being placed on the list.

The team claimed they would revisit the situation when they return from London but it looks like things have escalated quicker than that with this report.

All things considered, this is the best move for the team, the league and Brown himself. The Giants can move forward this season without having to have this hanging over them all season and for Brown, it allows him to get help and therapy if he is sincere about being a better man without cameras and reporters in his face each week.