When the New York Giants travel to London to play the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, they will do so without their starting kicker Josh Brown.
Brown will not make the trip after new details of his long-term domestic abuse of his wife Molly emerged Wednesday night. He had previously served a one-game suspension to begin the year due to his 2015 arrest for domestic violence.
According to newly-released court documents, Brown recounted in a journal several sickening incidents of abuse, saying he has "physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man."
Brown also referred to himself as a "sexual deviant" and claimed addictions to sex and pornography.
The full Giants statement is as follows:
Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London. In light of the news reports regarding the documents released by the State of Washington yesterday, we think it makes sense to review this newly disclosed information and to revisit this issue following our trip to London. The Giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence. Josh has acknowledged that he has issues in his life and has been working on these issues through therapy and counseling for a long period of time. We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.
With Brown not heading to London, New York needs a new kicker. Randy Bullock served as the Giants' kicker for the team's season-opening win in Dallas, converting two of three extra point attempts and booting three touchbacks. The Giants are already paying his full 2016 salary, and he reportedly already has a passport, so he makes sense.
Our prediction? The Giants will cut ties with Brown once the team returns stateside.
The Giants and Rams will kick off at 9:30 a.m. E.T. on Sunday from Twickenham Stadium in London. The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.