Josh Brown’s ex-wife told police on the day of his arrest that the Giants kicker had been physically violent with her more than 20 times and that she had previously had a protection order against him, according to an incident report obtained by the Daily News. Brown’s ex-wife was Molly Brown at the time, though it is unclear if that is still her full name as they are now divorced.
That information was told to police on May 22, 2015, when Josh Brown was arrested for domestic violence assault, which is believed to be the reason why the kicker was suspended for one game by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
In reports and 911 tapes obtained by the News, it is revealed that police responded to the Brown house on two consecutive days. On a 911 call from the day before, Molly Brown said the kicker “genuinely got in my son’s face,” referring to her 16-year-old son who was Brown’s stepson.
The second 911 call, on May 22, occurred after Molly Brown said he grabbed her wrist during an argument about finances.
“I got really scared. And I just went and locked myself in my bedroom again,” Brown’s ex-wife said on the call. “They came last night and they said if anything else happened just to call back and I don’t want anything to get any worse.”
Police then responded and determined they had probable cause for domestic violence assault and arrested Josh Brown. The kicker, who was sitting down when officers notified him he was being arrested, initially did not comply but stood up when officers lifted his arms, according to the report.
“Molly described in her statement the history of physical violence against her from her husband Joshua,” the incident report reads. “Molly stated that Joshua had been physically violent to her on more than 20 different instances over the past several years. She said that Joshua became violent after she became pregnant with their daughter.”
Giants kicker Josh Brown is facing a one-game suspension for presumably a domestic violence issue in 2015.
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“Molly also said that during a recent trip to Hawaii in April of this year, Joshua got angry in an argument with her and held up his fist like he was going to punch her and said ‘I want to knock you out so bad,'” the report continues. “Molly further described an incident that occurred in April of 2014, saying that Joshua pushed her into the large mirror in their bedroom and then threw her on the floor and jumped on top of her, holding her face down into the carpet. Molly said this incident caused her pain in her arm and elbow for several months.”
Molly Brown also detailed an alleged incident between Josh Brown and her son beyond the previous day.
“In February of this year, Molly said that Joshua got into an argument with (her son) and kicked in the bathroom door. Molly said the door flew open and hit (her son) in the arm. She also said that Joshua kicked the door so hard that it broke off the hinges of the door and cracked a large portion of the door jam. Molly added in her statement that back in 2013 she had a protection order placed against Joshua. She said this order was later dropped because of the progress they had made in their relationship due to counseling.”