The Giants played Week 7 in London without the services of kicker Josh Brown, left behind by the team and placed on the commissioner's exempt list after the world found out about his admission of spousal abuse.

Yes, the Giants knew he abused his wife and still re-signed him this offseason. It was just as mystifying as the NFL giving him a one-game ban given the facts.

Reactionary behavior in these cases from NFL teams is swift, though, and it's possible Brown has kicked his last kick in the league.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Brown has three days with which to file an appeal of the Giants' decision to place him on the exempt list but Brown "is not expected to appeal that decision right now." Instead Brown is expect to deal with the decision by the team and then, along with the Giants, wait "to see where the league goes and what the Giants have in store."

More from Schefter:

Everyone agrees he's not going to kick for the Giants again. And there's a real chance he's not going to kick in the NFL again -- there's a lot of kickers out there. And with the emphasis on domestic violence and everybody sort of leery, you have to wonder if and when a team is going to give him a chance to kick again.

There's been a clear-cut behavior from teams when it comes to bringing back players involved in domestic violence incidents. Ray Rice has been active in the community, working to rehabilitate his image and he can't sniff an NFL job. Greg Hardy gave up and has become an MMA fighter.

Brown is set to become the new face of the league's domestic violence problems. He had more than 20 incidents with his ex-wife Molly Brown, including one at the Pro Bowl earlier this year.

There are ample police records that cast a dark light on Brown's behavior. His teammates and coaches can say they stand behind him, but the Giants put themselves in a bad spot by bringing him back after he admitted to abusing his wife. It flies in the face of what John Mara said about domestic violence in 2014 and it's just flat-out sad that a team would ignore the facts to bring back a player they think improves their roster.

Once again, an inability to recognize the seriousness of a problem is backfiring on the NFL and one of its clubs.