Giants owner Mara 'comfortable' with NFL suspension of Brown

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, New York Giants' Josh Brown speaks with reporters at NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL says the former wife of suspended placekicker Brown turned down multiple requests to speak to the league about her allegations of being the victim of repeated domestic violence. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan, File)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.

The 37-year-old Brown was arrested in May 2015, when he allegedly grabbed his ex-wife Molly by the throat and held her down with his knee in their Woodinville, Washington home. Brown was charged with fourth-degree domestic assault. Five days later, the King County prosecutor's office dropped the charges because of insufficient evidence. Brown's ex-wife reportedly dropped the charges.

After the NFL hit Brown with a one-game suspension instead of the six games mandated by the league's new personal conduct policy, Molly Brown told media she was physically accosted at least 20 times, including once when she was pregnant in 2009.

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