The New York giants released Josh Brown Tuesday, after police released letters where the kicker admitted to abusing his former wife, Molly Brown.
"In the coming days and weeks I plan on telling more of the pain I had caused and the measures taken to get help so I may be the voice of change and not a statistic," Brown said in a statement to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," team president John Mara said in a statement to CNN. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility. We hope that Josh will continue to dedicate himself to rehabilitation, and to becoming a better person and father. We will continue to support him in his efforts to continue counseling, and we hope that Josh and his family can find peace and a positive resolution."
The kicker served a one-game suspension after he was arrested for a May 2015 incident with his estranged wife.
Brown's estranged wife did not speak to NFL investigators during their 10-month investigation that led to the one-game ban.
In police documents, an investigator noted that Brown's estranged wife gave authorities a list the NFL kicker wrote in March 2013.
In it, Brown reportedly wrote: "I have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife Molly" and "I have been a horrible husband and stepfather."
The investigator noted that the list was part of Brown's counseling.
However, in Brown's statement to ESPN, he said: "It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors."
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