NFL puts Giants' Brown on exempt list pending abuse probe
LONDON (AP) The NFL has placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo failed to clarify whether the New York Giants would suspend or cut the kicker over new revelations over his abuse of his wife.
In a letter to the 14-year veteran Friday, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch said Brown was being placed on the league's ''exempt list'' while the league investigates whether he deserves to be suspended as punishment for several alleged acts of spousal abuse. Birch said the move ''does not represent a finding that you have violated the personal conduct policy,'' but does pave the way toward potential further sanctions.
Being placed on Commissioner Roger Goodell's ''exempt'' list means Brown cannot attend practices or Giants games but can go to Giants headquarters for meetings and workouts. It also means Brown continues to be paid and his presence won't be counted on the Giants' 53-man roster.