DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Out of nowhere, the NFL is suspending former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown six more games for domestic violence, even though Brown is not playing this season.

Early Friday morning, the National Football League announced it was suspending kicker Josh Brown for six additional games for violating its personal conduct policy for domestic violence, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 38-year-old kicker was suspended for one game, at the beginning of the 2016 season, for allegedly striking his wife. The Giants released him soon after.

“I mean, I had put my hands on her. I kicked the chair. I held her down. The holding down was the worst moment in our marriage,” Brown told ABC News’ Paula Faris. “I never hit her. I never slapped her. I never choked her. I never did those types of things.”

Reports say the NFL re-opened the investigation into Brown’s case, and  say they found new information during that process that justified the longer suspension.