New York Giants Sign Former Chicago Bear Robbie Gould
The New York Giants have a kicker for Sunday’s meeting with the Los Angeles Rams in London.
Robbie Gould, who spent 10 seasons with Chicago after going undrafted out of Penn State in 2005, is on his way to London to join the Giants after they left embattled kicker Josh Brown home in the states. Gould’s 10-year career in the Windy City was prolific to say the least. The former Nittany Lion finished his career in Chicago as the team’s all-time leader in points, field goals made, and career makes from 50 yards or longer.
The Giants have endured national scrutiny since re-signing Brown back in April. That scrutiny intensified after he was suspended for the season opener by the NFL after being arrested and charged with fourth-degree domestic violence back in 2015. The charges were later dropped, but new details emerged this past week of Brown’s abusive history with his ex-wife.
Brown revealed in a series of journal entires from 2014 additional instances of verbal and physical assault against his then-wife. In one entry, he wrote that he’d “physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man.” The Giants have since released a statement — one seemed distasteful given the atrocities Brown admitted to in his journals: “The Giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence. Josh has acknowledged that he has issues in his life and has been working on these issues through therapy and counseling for a long period of time. We remain supportive of Josh and his efforts.”
Gould was released in September during training camp roster cuts, but could add new life to his career with Brown unlikely to kick again for the Giants.