An NFL player, suspended for only one game at the start of this season, wrote in journal entries and e-mails about verbally, mentally, emotionally and physically abusing his wife.

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

In one entry, Giants kicker Josh Brown writes, "from the bruise on your leg when we argued, to the zipper that caught you last April, I am ashamed and disgraced to call myself a husband."

The disclosure of the journals emails leading the NFL to reopen their investigation into Brown, whose now-ex-wife says abused her on at least 20 occasions.

Team president John Mara and the league say they weren't told by a Washington sheriff's office about the 165 pages of new documents until this week:

(Mara) "Based on the facts and circumstances that we were aware of at that time, we were comfortable with our decision to resign him."

The 37-year-old not traveling with the team to London for their game against the Rams Sunday morning. The Giants say they will revisit his status after they get back.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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