- Title: Giants to support kicker Brown through domestic violence probe - coach McAdoo
- Date: 21st October 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 21, 2016) (REUTERS) NEW YORK GIANTS COACH BEN MCADOO
- Embargoed: 5th November 2016 17:11
- Keywords: New York Giants Josh Brown Ben McAdoo domestic violence NFL London
- Location: LONDON, UK / EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA
- City: LONDON, UK / EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: American Football,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00154Y7EPR
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- Story Text: Embattled New York Giants kicker Josh Brown won't be traveling with the team for Sunday's game (October 23) against the Los Angeles Rams in London, a decision related to the NFL's move to re-open an investigation into a domestic violence incident in May 2015.
Coach Ben McAdoo said the team was waiting for more information on the issue but stood by Brown until then.
"We're going to work to get the best information we can, the most accurate information we can and make the best decision we can for the team," said McAdoo.
"We're not going to turn our back on Josh, he's a team mate and he's a guy we're hoping makes strides," he added.
Quarter-back Eli Manning echoed similar sentiment.
"I don't know what went on behind the scenes, all I can do is support my team mates, support the organisation in whatever is going on," he said.
Giants president and co-owner John Mara said Thursday in a radio interview with WFAN that the Giants are considering placing Brown on the commissioner's exempt list. Mara also said the Giants won't wait for the NFL to make a decision.
Mara said the Giants were aware of the abusive relationship, including the need for security to protect Brown's ex-wife from the kicker at the Pro Bowl.
New information was released by the state of Washington earlier this week, prompting the Giants to decide that Brown won't play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
The NFL decided to re-open its investigation into Brown in light of the release of additional documents regarding his 2015 domestic violence arrest.
Brown admitted to domestic violence in letters, emails and a journal, according to police documents released on Wednesday.
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