7:58pm: Brown’s suspension is the result of a May 2015 arrest on a fourth-degree misdemeanor domestic violence charge, reports James Kratch of NJ.com. The arrest happened at a residence Brown and his wife share in Woodinville, Wa. Brown and the victim “quarrelled (sic),” according to the police report, with Brown grabbing the victim’s wrist while the victim was picking up a phone. After his arrest, Brown was booked into the county jail and released on $2K bond.
3:03pm: The NFL announced that Giants kicker Josh Brown has been suspended one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. In a statement, Brown says that he accepts the suspension, although he does not agree with it. The cause of the one-game ban is not immediately clear.
Brown, 37, has racked up a total of 1,353 points over the course of his NFL career, with the Seahawks, Rams, Bengals, and Giants. His 134 points in 2015 represented a career high, and earned him his first Pro Bowl nod.
In April, Brown re-signed with the Giants on a two-year, $4MM deal, marking a significant raise over his previous contract. In 2014 and 2015, Brown was one of the league’s most accurate kickers, converting 24 of 26 field goals in 2014, and 30 of 32 field goals in 2015. He also made all but one of his extra point attempts, for a total of five overall misses in two years.
Assuming Brown continues to hold the Giants’ kicking job until his new contract expires, he has a good chance to become one of the NFL’s top 20 scorers of all time. He currently ranks 30th on the league’s all-time scoring list.
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