Josh Brown has been released by the New York Giants and team accepts responsibility for how case was handled

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Kicker Josh Brown has been released by the New York Giants, the team has announced.

The team had come under fire for how they had handled Brown's case, and what they knew and when. The NFL had suspended Brown for one game before more evidence of domestic abuse had emerged.

In the Giants' statement announcing the release, owner John Mara called their handling of Brown's case "misguided."

"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," Mara wrote. "Our beliefs, our judgments were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

Brown had issued a statement earlier in the day claiming that he "never struck [his] wife."

Brown wrote, via ESPN's Adam Schefter (emphasis is ours):

"I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic. 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. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life. My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man. In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down."

After Brown was released by the Giants, he issued a second statement that contained several similar parts, however, the second statement did not contain the two sentences denying that he had struck his wife.

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Greg Hardy

- Arrested for assault and communicating threats against his ex-girlfriend

Current team: Dallas Cowboys

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Ray Rice

- Indicted for third-degree aggravated assault after hitting his then-fiancee

Current team: Free Agent

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Brandon Marshall

- Arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer in 2004
- Arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend in 2007
- Charged with misdemeanor battery in Georgia in 2008
- Arrested in 2009 for disorderly conduct while fighting with his fiancee
- Accused of hitting a woman in New York in 2012

Current team: New York Jets

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Adrian Peterson

- Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charge of reckless assault against his four-year-old son

Current team: Minnesota Vikings

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Terrell Suggs

- Allegedly threw a soap dispenser at his then-girlfriend in 2009
- Accused of attacking his then-girlfriend in 2012

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

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Johnny Manziel

- Accused of hitting his girlfriend

Current team: Cleveland Browns

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Fred Davis

- Accused of assaulting a woman in 2011

Current team: Washington Redskins

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Adam 'Pacman' Jones

- Cited for misdemeanor assault in October of 2006
- Part of a shooting and multiple assaults at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007
- Accused of hitting a woman at a strip club in Georgia in 2008

Current team: Cincinnati Bengals

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Albert McClellan

- Charged with battery and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence against his girlfriend in 2012

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

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Bruce Miller

- Accused of assaulting girlfriend in 2015, later reduced to a charge of disturbing the peace

Current team: San Francisco 49ers

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Chris Cook

- Accused and acquitted of strangling his girlfiend

Current team: Free Agent

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Courtney Upshaw

- Charged with third-degree domestic violence in 2009 alongside his then-girlfriend. Charges were later dropped.

Current team: Baltimore Ravens

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Daryl Washington

- Pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Current team: Arizona Cardinals

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Dez Bryant

- Charged with a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for hitting his mother

Current team: Dallas Cowboys

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Dorial Green-Beckham

- Accused of pushing a woman down the stairs

Current team: Tennessee Titans

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James Harrison

- Charged with simple assault in 2008

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Jonathan Dwyer

- Accused of assaulting his wife and 18-month-old child

Current team: Free Agent

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Justin Cox

- Arrested for domestic violence in 2015

Current team: Free Agent

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Leroy Hill

- Arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse after allegedly hitting his girlfriend in 2010

Current team: Free Agent

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Phillip Merling

- Charged with aggravated battery against his pregnant fiancee in 2010

Current team: Free Agent

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Quincy Enunwa

- Accused of assaulting his girlfriend

Current team: New York Jets

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Randy Starks

- Charged with domestic assault in 2006

Current team: Cleveland Browns

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Robert Sands

- Charged with assault in the fourth degree in a 2013 domestic violence incident

Current team: Free Agent

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Rodney Austin

- Charged with assault against a female and a child under 12 in 2015

Current team: Free Agent

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Santonio Holmes

- Arrested in 2006 for domestic violence and assault. Charges were later dropped
- Allegedly threw a glass at a woman outside an Orlando club

Current team: Free Agent

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Tony McDaniel

- Charged with domestic battery against his girlfriend in 2010

Current team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

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Maurkice Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mike Pouncey

- With his twin brother, allegedly assaulted and harassed several people outside a Miami club

Current team: Miami Dolphins

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The Giants' decision to release Brown comes one week after new evidence emerged that showed Brown had admitted in a journal to physically abusing his wife. Later that day, the NFL announced it would re-open its investigation into the kicker and the Giants announced that Brown was being dropped from the active roster and would not accompany the team to London where they will played the Rams on Sunday.

Brown was initially placed on the commissioner's exempt list which allowed Brown to continue to receive his $1.15 million salary.

While Brown's career with the Giants is over, speculation is also that his NFL career is over. Both Chris Mortensen and Schefter have expressed skepticism of Brown ever returning to the NFL.

"Sources say Brown has kicked his last kick with the Giants, and probably in the NFL," Mortensen said when Brown was dropped from the active roster, via ESPN Radio.

Schefter echoed the same sentiment on Tuesday, writing, "[his] Giants' career [is] over and real chance he never again kicks in NFL.

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