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Giants release Josh Brown after he admits abusing wife

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The New York Giants have released Kicker Josh Brown after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted physically and verbally abusing his ex-wife. 

The team announced that is had released Brown in a Tweet Tuesday afternoon. 

It comes hours after Brown said in a statement provided to ESPN's Adam Schefter that he has "taken measures to get help" but insisted he never struck his wife.

He also said he was sorry his past "has called into question the character or integrity" of the Giants and team owner John Mara, and that said he is cooperating with the Giants and NFL.

"I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic," he said. "It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area."

Brown's former wife alleged that he shoved her into a mirror, breaking it, and that he shoved a chair into her leg, bruising it, according to a report released last week by the King County Sheriff's Office in the state of Washington.

Brown said he has spent the past several years working to identify and change his behaviors.

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