The Giants finally got around to releasing Josh Brown. But as I tweeted yesterday, no one comes off this situation looking good. Not Brown who actually made matters worse by dropping an insulting statement where he doesn’t apologize to his ex-wife, but rather to the Giants.
Not only did he not apologize to her for making her life a living hell, the only mention he made of her was to say that he never once struck her. And never would.
He also said he didn’t want to be a statistic. Again, you’re not the statistic, Brown, your ex-wife is. The statistics that matter in domestic violence are the number of women who are assaulted, not the number of guys who who keep their job after doing it.
He also went on to say, “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.”
We’ve heard what you had to say. You got it all wrong. And no one wants to hear anything about the quote “positive legacy” you want to leave. Or anything you have to say for that matter. Beat it.
And the Giants don’t look much better than he did. The Giants, the class not only of that league, but of all professional sports leagues, couldn’t have handled this situation any worse.
Team says it was “misguided” in its previous attitude toward Brown: team president John Mara said: “we believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh. Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.”
What the hell does that even mean? We believe we did the right thing at every juncture but our judgments and our decisions were misguided. What flack scratched out that jibberish for you?.
You believe you did the right thing in bringing him back even after he told you he abused his wife? That was absolutely the wrong thing.
I’ll tell you what’s misguided; that bogus statement you just puked up: if by misguided, you mean you were wrong and have completely lost your way and moral compass as an organization, then sure, you’re misguided.
Just know this, instead of being a model franchise that most others aspired to be, you became just like every other one, putting winning ahead of everything else. You brought back a 37 year-old kicker who told you he abused his wife. And you still didn’t give a damn.
The New York Giants!? I expect that from Jerry Jones and the Cowboys: the surprise wasn’t that he brought in Greg Hardy, it would have been if he didn’t.
Or even the Ravens who initially tweeted out that Janay Rice deeply regrets the role she played the night of the incident. A tweet they later deleted.
But not the New York Giants. They were supposed to be the last team in the league to harbor a wife beater. What the hell happened to this franchise. They’re a safe haven for kickers who assault their wives, and they fire potential hall of fame coaches who won them two rings just to prevent a fairly anonymous coordinator from going to a divisional rival.
You’re the New York Freaking Giants. It’s one of the best jobs in the sport. In any sport. You could hire anyone you wanted. But you fired a guy who won you two rings to hire one of his assistants. Again, what happened to this franchise?
And John Mara. Allegedly top of the class but in reality no different and no better than anyone else in that league. He and they are no longer seen the way they once were and probably never will be again after the last couple of years and especially as it relates to their handling of the Brown situation. Because they couldn’t have handled it any worse.