Saturday 24 March 2018 / 05:57 AM


Late last week, the NFL found itself embroiled in the middle of another publicity battle, this time courtesy of revelations of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown’s domestic violence against his ex-wife.

The story gained traction after the discovering of a journal of Brown’s that detailed his admission to habitually abusing his then-wife. The controversy that has followed centered around the NFL ignoring Brown’s offenses, despite their knowledge of his issues.

Brown’s former spouse alleges that not only did the NFL have knowledge of the actions of Brown, but so did his teammates. Brown faced a one-game suspension for an his arrest for domestic violence charges – and the league largely moved on.

The Giants ultimately released Brown, after previously stating they would “not turn our backs on him”.

But the snowball of events has led to massive backlash, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon as the microscope widens onto what the Giants and the league knew and when they knew it.

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