Authorities in Washington were told by Molly Brown that while she was married to Josh Brown he told friends through writing confessed to abusing her. She continued saying former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and his wife Sarah were among those who got the letter.
The King County Sheriff’s Office was also informed by Molly that at the conclusion of one incident, Molly rested in the arms of Sarah Hasselbeck and cried. Within a police incident report, she added that after informing about the frequency of abuse to Matt, Molly said that he wouldn’t believe me.
Matt’s brother, Tim Hasselbeck, commented about Molly’s claims of telling his brother about her marriage problems are, “completely false.” Tim Hasselbeck, who now works for ESPN as an analyst and is also a past NFL quarterback, talked on a radio program and insisted that Molly is incorrect about telling his brother about the abuse and implied that if she was not telling the truth about that, it puts into question if the domestic abuse incidents ever happened. While participating in a testy interview, Tim twisted, pivoted and danced around basically saying she was a liar, Tim said more than once that Molly had made up at least some elements of what happened. Talking with WEEI’s Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane, Tim said, “You just said that Molly had gone to my brother and his wife.” And it’s not true, and it’s being represented as true.” “… What is being reported might be correct, but what is being said might be completely false.”
Callahan recited parts of the 2015 incident report in which Molly said she contacted Matt and Sarah Hasselbeck in an effort to get Tim to clarify his words. Gerry said, “That’s from Molly Brown to the cops.” Tim responded saying, “That’s right. That’s exactly right, Gerry. From Molly Brown to the cops.” He emphasized this to possibly imply that an accurate report was provided by the police but Molly’s words were false.
When police released information on October 19th, which documents provided Josh Brown admitting he had “abused his wife,” Molly stated Josh had informed friends, which included Matt Hasselbeck, regarding his implied frequency of abuse. Molly said Josh wrote to “anybody who he had lied to about me,” stating Josh had abused her and as a child was abused; Molly said the letter was distributed in April of 2015.
While Tim was defending his brother and saying the conversation with Molly did not occur, he brought up a Colts linebacker named Josh McNary who was put on the Commissioner’s Exempt list because of being accused of rape but would be found not guilty later. Tim added that “I’m not saying these things are exactly the same. … But he was called a rapist, and found out to not be true.”
Tim gave another example by mentioning how Ezekiel Elliott, a running back for the Cowboys, has been accused of domestic abuse but has been not suspended during an investigation. “You’re asking why I think Josh got one game instead of this blanket six-game thing?” he said, referring to the original suspension of Brown but was later let go by the Giants. “I’m telling you why. … When they [the NFL] look into some of this stuff, they maybe don’t see it as one-sided as everyone else seems to see it.”