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Dear Diary: I’m a Sociopath – The Josh Brown Story

As part of his treatment for sociopathy, Josh Brown allegedly penned a series of letters in which he detailed his domestic abuse.

The Kings County, Wash., Sheriff’s Office released the letters yesterday. Here are two of the disturbing excerpts:

    • “I have been a liar for most of my life. I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of seven to fill this void. I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them. My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero. My empathy levels were zero.”




  • “I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally. I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave. I carried an overwhelming sense of entitlement because I put money higher than God and I used it as a power tool.”

A random line from Brown’s journals that also caught our attention was: “Why pics of HGH.” We won’t speculate on what that means, but we doubt he’s referring to his friend Hubert Garrett Hundley. When the Brown allegations originally bubbled to the surface in August, Giants co-owner John Mara said that situations like this are “rarely black and white” and stood by his placekicker despite convincing evidence that he beat his ex-wife Molly on more than 20 occasions. Well, John. Seems pretty black and white now…




UPDATE: The NFL is reopening the investigation.

 

What a fucking joke. This is Ray Rice all over again: Player gets in trouble for beating his partner, NFL hands down super-light punishment despite circumstantial evidence that the crime merited far worse, then seriously damning evidence (that the NFL could have and should have known about in the first place) is revealed, causing the league to go into damage control mode and reopen the investigation. Except this case is worse because: A) The NFL should have learned from the Ray Rice investigation, and B) They supposedly have a policy of giving out six game suspensions for first-time domestic abusers, which they apparently bypassed in this case.




Does Brown deserve a longer suspension? Of course. But it would be nice if the NFL could have handed it down right off the bat and not as part of some reactionary PR move.

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