NFL suspends Giants kicker Josh Brown for 1 game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The NFL has suspended New York Giants kicker Josh Brown for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The league and the Giants announced the suspension on Wednesday without disclosing the violation.

''While I do not agree with the suspension, I will accept it,'' Brown said in a statement released by the team. ''I have exhausted the appeals process and have no other options along those lines. I will continue to work hard for this team, and I have tremendous confidence in my teammates and in my ability to move on and contribute to the team.''

Brown will miss the Giants' regular-season opener against Dallas on Sept. 11. He will be eligible to return to the active roster the following day.

The 37-year-old, who scored a career high 134 points last season, is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

The Giants have had two kickers since training camp opened. Tom Obarski is the other. He was in the Cincinnati Bengals training camp last year and was waived before the season. He played in college at Concordia-St. Paul, kicking 44 field goals, including a school-record 59-yarder.

''We have been supportive of Josh and will continue to be, but we accept the league's decision,'' coach Ben McAdoo said.

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