Ex-Giants kicker Josh Brown addresses domestic violence allegations
Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown spoke out against the domestic violence allegations against him in an interview with "Good Morning America" on Thursday.
“I had put my hands on her,” Brown says of his former wife. “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. I never did those types of things.”
“What I did was wrong period,” he adds. "Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. We're talking intimidation and threats, the attempt to control, body language. An abuser is going to abuse to a certain degree to acquire some kind of a reaction. The world now thinks I beat my wife. I have never hit this woman. I never hit her. Not once."
Brown's ex-wife, Molly, told police last year that Brown had been physically violent with her at least 20 times, and the violence began when the she was pregnant with their daughter.
Brown was arrested for fourth-degree assault in May 2015, and that misdemeanor charge was dropped a few days later.
Watch a clip of his interview below:
Brown was suspended for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy before being released by the Giants in October after police documents revealed Brown admitted to repeatedly abusing his former wife while they were married.
He also issued a statement saying that he never hit his wife during a six-year period where he confessed to spousal abuse and other threatening behavior from 2009 to the Pro Bowl in January 2016.
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