Robbie Gould to join Giants in London, sources say

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould will join the New York Giants as they face the Rams in London this Sunday, according to early reports, after the NFL reopened its investigation into domestic violence allegations against placekicker Josh Brown.

Gould left the Bears in September after 11 seasons, during which he set numerous NFL and franchise records, and left as the most accurate kicker in team history and the ninth most accurate kicker in NFL history.

The Giants haven’t officially announced that Gould will be joining the team, but early reports from multiple sources say he’s headed to London.

The NFL announced its re-opening its investigation of Brown and the team pulled him from the game after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.

Just hours before the Giants were to leave for a game in London on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, they said that Brown would remain at home.

The Giants said they want to review the new information released by county law enforcement officials in Washington and reach a decision on the kicker’s future with the club, possibly next week.

The Giants said that Brown 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.

The team did not say who would kick against the Rams Sunday.

Earlier in the day, the NFL announced it was re-opening its investigation of Brown. The 37-year old was suspended for the opening game of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy relating to his arrest in May 2015 on domestic abuse charges against his former wife, Molly. He was not charged.