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Giants' John Mara Issues Staunch Defense Of Team's Handling Of Josh Brown Situation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

NFL Giants President & CEO John Mara yesterday publicly defended the team's decision to re-sign K Josh Brown this offseason, even though the team "was aware he had been charged with an incident of domestic violence" in May '15 and that Brown's then-wife had "told police of 20 previous allegati...

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