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NFL to reconsider Josh Brown case in light of new information

Aug 14, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A gold-painted NFL logo on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The logo is part of the NFL's "On the Fifty" campaign, to promote Super Bowl 50 next February. The Jacksonville Jaguars won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL and New York Giants were just as stunned as the rest of us when new information became available regarding Josh Brown and the alleged domestic violence he perpetrated against now ex-wife, Molly.

The King County Sheriff’s office released their findings on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation.

The league had previously closed its own investigation after failing to find enough evidence to suspend Brown the mandatory six games for a first-time domestic violence offender.

In light of the new evidence, the league released a statement Thursday, indicating a renewed investigation would be forthcoming.

Among the information revealed are allegations by Molly that Josh Brown smashed her head and arm into a mirror in their bedroom, breaking it, in front of their daughter, Georgia.

Molly also alleges that some of Brown’s New York Giants teammates knew about the domestic abuse and that she was scared to tell the NFL about all of it because she feared the league would just cover it up.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, the NFL has no other recourse than to finally take significant action against Brown. What he is alleged to have done to his ex-wife is no more egregious than what Ray Rice and Greg Hardy have done. And both of them cannot find work in the NFL.

Among the 165-page release included some extremely damning information regarding the NFL’s knowledge of at least one incident of domestic abuse.

That’s the one thing that doesn’t fit the NFL’s narrative here. The league reportedly moved Molly and Brown’s children into another hotel last January at the Pro Bowl. Brown allegedly pounded on her hotel door (they were in process of divorce at the time) in a drunken rage and had to be removed by NFL security (more on that here).

As we’ve seen all too often with the league, it continues to act only when its hand is forced into action.