Josh Brown, the New York Giants kicker, has been suspended for the first game of the 2016 NFL season. Brown was arrested on a domestic violence charge in May 2015 according to NJ.com.
Brown was arrested at 3:20 p.m. on May 22, 2015 in Woodinville, Wa., by the King County Sheriff Department on a fourth-degree domestic violence charge, according to a police report. The charge is a misdemeanor, according to the police report. The status of the charge is unclear.
The incident took place at the home Brown shared with his wife, but no victim has been identified. Brown allegedly grabbed the wrist of “the victim” who was trying to make a phone call.
The victim then called 911, according to the police report, and alleged an assault. The report states the victim had “redness” on the wrist, “and a small cut, possibly from a fingernail.”
According to NFL.com, Brown has accepted the suspension, but also says he has “exhausted the appeals process,” so who knows how long this has been going on. The Wells Report was released in May 2015, so its entirely possible this went on throughout the entirety of the 2015 season without anyone ever hearing about it.