What If Josh Brown Of The Giants Were Black Or Knelt Against Police Brutality?
Is Josh Brown getting off easy? The New York Giants kicker was accused of physically abusing his wife.
But despite the mounting evidence and a testimony from his spouse, he will not be facing any charges and his case has gone unnoticed by the Giants fanbase. There’s a case to be made here about how fans can get so much riled up over a player like Colin Kaepernick protesting the national anthem, yet remain indifferent to an athlete notorious for beating his wife.
Have we lost our way? It has to be said that the cases are largely different and one might even say it’s like comparing apples and oranges, but it’s certainly true that the level of outrage is disproportionate to say the least. Just a few days ago one of the Giants owners admitted to knowing that Brown abused his wife, yet he kept quiet.
“He certainly admitted to us that he abused his wife in the past,” New York Giants co-owner John Mara said in a radio interview. “What’s a little unclear is the extent of that.” Brown did not make the trip to London to face the Los Angeles Rams. The New York Giants explained their decision on Thursday, saying that they will be reviewing Brown’s case before making a decision on his future.
“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 franchise said in a statement.
“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 fans burning Kaepernick jerseys and several prominent NFL executives and owners going on record to condemn his protests, it’s difficult to see how so many people could remain unfazed by a person who once described his wife as ‘a slave’ in one of his journals. Some have called Brown’s case ‘the very definition of white privilege’. We’re not saying this has anything to do with race, but maybe we should get our priorities in order before we start talking about morality.