New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his wife in journal entries and other documents, according to multiple reports.
The documents were turned over to police by his wife after a May 2015 incident. Brown was charged with fourth-degree domestic assault, but the charges were dropped days later.
Brown was suspended for one game to start the season, despite being accused of domestic abuse more than 20 times. Brown described the incident as “just a moment,” but the documents that were made public Wednesday tell a different story.
In documents released by the Kings County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state, Brown saw himself as a “God” and his wife as a slave. He also admitted to have a history of abusing woman and viewing pornography “consistently.”
Here’s more details from SNY-TV.
I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man,” Brown wrote in one of his journal entries. Just below that he circled the words “I have abused my wife.”
Josh went even further in a letter he wrote to friends in March, 2014, apparently as part of his counseling sessions with Molly.
“I have been a liar for most of my life,” he wrote. “I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7 to fill this void. I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them. My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero. My empathy levels were zero.
“Because I never handled these underlying issues I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally. I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave.”
His wife also detailed some abuse in a separate journal entry released by NJ Advance Media. She said that Brown “pushes, shoves hits me because I challenge him” and that he believes “women like me get hit because we can’t shut up.”
The whole entries are disheartening and scary.
The Giants have yet to comment on these incidents.