Josh Brown described the domestic violence incident that got him suspended by the NFL as "just a moment."
According to the police report, it may have been much more than that.
The report, obtained by SNY from the Kings County (Wash.) Sherriff's Office, said that the "moment" actually took place over two consecutive nights in which police were called to the home shared by Brown and his now ex-wife Molly. It also said that Molly told police the Giants kicker "had been physically violent to her on more than 20 different instances", including when she was pregnant, and that she had a protection order against him back in 2013.
Brown, 37, was arrested on May 22, 2015 for grabbing his wife's wrist and causing "pain, bruising and a small abrasion", according to the police report. He was charged with fourth-degree domestic violence - charges dropped by the Kings County prosecutor five days later.
In the police report, Molly Brown described several horrifying scenes, including one from April 2015, just one month before Brown's arrest, when he allegedly threatened to punch her and said "I want to knock you out so bad."
She described another incident in April 2014, telling police "he pushed her into the large mirror in their bedroom and then threw her on the floor and jumped on top of her, holding her face down into the carpet," according to the report.
Molly Brown described another incident from February 2014, in which she said Brown got into an argument with her son, Kobe, and "kicked in the bathroom door" which "flew open and hit Kobe in the arm," according to the report. She added that Brown kicked the door so hard "it broke off the hinges of the door and cracked a large portion of the door jam."
In 911 calls from Molly Brown, also obtained by SNY from the Kings County Sherriff's Office, she told the operator on the first night that Brown had "got in my son's face" during an argument with Kobe, 16, who is also Brown's stepson. In the call on the second night she said she locked herself in her bedroom after Brown had grabbed her wrist.
The police report said that Molly "appeared to be genuinely scared of her husband" after police arrived on the second night after an argument that she said began over finances. The report also stated that once police decided to arrest Brown, the kicker "continued to sit in the chair and argued that he was not under arrest." Only when deputies grabbed him "by the arms" did he finally stand up and comply.
In an interview with detectives six days after the incident, Molly went into even greater detail, according to a transcript obtained by SNY. She alleges that Brown even threatened to kill her several times, and that he has kicked her in the past.
Brown was also suspended due to an assault charge in 2001, when he was a kicker for the University of Nebraska, reports Tom Rock of Newsday.
During that incident, Brown allegedly threw a woman -- his ex girlfriend -- to the ground before punching a man.
The Giants declined comment on the details of the 2015 police report, through a team spokesman, and neither Brown nor his agent could be reached for comment. Brown said earlier on Thursday that he informed the Giants about the incident the day it happened, though it's unclear how much detail they were given or how much they knew when they re-signed him to a two-year, $4 million deal this offseason.
Brown was given a one-game suspension by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, presumably because of this incident. According to a league source, the NFL was aware of all the details in the police report, had heard the 911 recordings, and had seen the transcript of Molly Brown's interview with detectives before informing Brown in June that he was facing a suspension.
In a press conference earlier on Thursday, Brown declined to discuss what happened between him and his ex-wife.
"First of all, I'm not going to go into detail about anything," Brown said. "My major concern is my three kids, and the things that are put out there, and the things that are being said. Like everybody's aware of, this moment happened over a year ago. The case was dropped five days after the moment happened, and we've moved forward with our lives at this point."
The fact that charges were dropped by the Kings County prosecutor five days later was the reason Brown appealed the NFL's decision to suspend him and why he has continued to say he disagrees with that punishment.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo, who had previously stated his support for the NFL's crack down on domestic violence, said he wasn't aware of Brown's situation until he was officially named coach in January. He declined to specifically discuss what about Brown's case made him willing to welcome him back to the team, but McAdoo said "My stance (against domestic violence) stays the same. I'm a father, I'm a husband, and my stance on personal conduct stays the way it is. Stays consistent, and it stays strong. But I think it's important for an organization and the locker room to take it on a case-by-case basis."