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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown reacts after missing a field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The New York Giants have released placekicker Josh Brown after police documents revealed Brown had admitted to repeatedly abusing his former wife while they were married. The release came Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, shortly after the player issued a statement insisting that he never hit his wife during a six year period when he admits spousal abuse. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The New York Giants released Josh Brown after he admitted to abusing his wife


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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