Josh Brown has been suspended from football before for a violence-related arrest involving a woman. Back when he was at Nebraska Brown was suspended for the 2001 season-opener against TCU after an assault arrest involving an ex-girlfriend according to the New York Daily News. From the 2001 story from the Houston Chronicle:
Authorities said Brown and the 21-year-old woman ended a two-year relationship about a month ago but Friday evening he left messages on her cell phone while she was on a date.
Brown allegedly left one message saying he was angry, intoxicated and would wait outside her apartment for the couple to return, Officer Katherine Finnell said.
When the couple arrived, the woman tried to stand between the two men, Finnell said.
Brown allegedly grabbed the woman and threw her to the ground before tackling the woman’s date and punching him in the eye, Finnell said.
The two men scuffled before the other man gained the advantage, pinning Brown to the ground, Finnell said. The police arrived shortly after.
Brown was found guilty of misdemeanor assault. According to the Nebraska website, Brown was also suspended for the final regular season game of the Huskers’ 2002 season after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Nebraska website does not mention his first suspension.