Giants cut ties with kicker Josh Brown over domestic violence arrest

Giants change their stance on kicker Josh Brown.
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The New York Giants released kicker Josh Brown Tuesday after shockwaves continued following new details that were learned about his arrest on domestic violence charges more than a year ago.

Brown served a one game suspension during Week 1 for violating the League's Personal Conduct Policy. His suspension was based on that arrest, which occurred in Washington in May 2015.

The charges were dismissed a few days later, but the issue resurfaced last week as new information was released by authorities in Washington State as the Giants were preparing to leave for London.

As a result, Brown did not accompany the team on the trip and was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List, until today when the Giants cut ties with Brown.

It was a major reversal after the team originally chose to stand by Brown as he was receiving treatment to overcome his troubles.

"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," said team president John Mara in a statement. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

The NFL has faced strong scrutiny for how the league and teams have handled domestic violence cases – including those involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice and the child abuse case against Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

According to Pro Football Talk, it's unlikely any team will sign Brown before the NFL's re-opened investigation of the incident comes to an end. However, the website notes that Brown could file a grievance for the remainder of his 2016 salary, in his case that would amount to $720,480.

There's no word on if he will actually do that.

In his own statement Brown apologized to the Giants and Mara.

"In the coming days and weeks I plan on telling more of the pain I had caused and the measures taken to get help so I may be the voice of change and not a statistic. In the interim I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down," Brown added.

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