Giants kicker Josh Brown said he had "been physically, emotionally and verbally" abusive, according to documents related to Brown’s domestic violence case obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
The confessions came from Brown’s journals and emails that were given to Kings County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office investigators by his then-wife, Molly Brown, after Brown was arrested in May 2015.
The misdemeanor domestic violence charge was dropped within days of his arrest in Woodinville, Wash., after prosecutors reviewed the case. The NFL, which said it lacked the cooperation of Molly Brown, suspended Josh Brown for the first game of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Brown told reporters in August that the incident was a single "moment in time," but the documents, first obtained by NJ.com, show that may not be the case.
"I have been a horrible husband and stepfather," Brown wrote in one of his journal entries.
"I have abused my wife," read another entry with the words underlined and circled.