espn

Josh Brown won't appeal exempt list; future with Giants uncertain

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is not expected to appeal the NFL's decision to place him on the commissioner's exempt list, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Brown was placed on the exempt list Friday, when NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch sent a letter to Brown saying the league wanted to investigate released documents in which the kicker acknowledged physical, verbal and emotional abuse against his wife, Molly Brown. The couple has filed for divorce.

The Giants, meanwhile, have started discussions about Brown and his future with the team a day after returning from a game in London, said coach Ben McAdoo.

McAdoo said Brown was not at the Giants facility when the front office spent Monday talking over his situation, even though rules allow a player on the commissioner's exempt list at the team's facility on a reasonable basis "for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities," according to a letter from NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch. Brown is not allowed to attend practices or games.

McAdoo also said that Brown will not be at the facility on Tuesday, when the Giants will meet before heading off on their bye week.

"He has not been around, no," McAdoo said Monday.

The team's front office met to talk about Brown, and McAdoo said that Brown probably would join those talks either later in the evening or on Tuesday morning.

The NFL suspended Brown for the 2016 season opener following his arrest in a domestic violence case from May 2015, for which he was not charged. Brown appeared in five games for the Giants before being placed on the exempt list.

The NFL implemented a six-game suspension for domestic violence cases in 2014. The policy allows for aggravating circumstances that can make the suspension longer or mitigating circumstances that can make it shorter.

On Friday, McAdoo said the team wasn't going to abandon Brown, but multiple sources have expressed doubt that he will ever kick again in the NFL.

By being placed on the commissioner's exempt list, Brown still is able to collect his base salary of approximately $1.15 million.

ESPN staff writer Jordan Raanan contributed to this report.

Related Video
Brown not expected to appeal commissioner's exempt list decision
Brown not expected to appeal commissioner's exempt list decision
Adam Schefter reports the news that Josh Brown is expected to accept being placed on the commissioner's exempt list, and he explains how the Giants are handling the fallout of the situation.

Related Topics:
sportsespnnfljosh brownexempt listnew york giants
(Copyright ©2017 ESPN Internet Ventures. All rights reserved.)

Load Comments