The reaction has been swift and strong from many different corners of the NFL world once Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted he abused his ex-wife. Brown was re-signed despite the Giants knowing he abused her and the NFL only suspended Brown one game, a mystifyingly low number given the allegations out there.

One strong reaction came from Ravens wideout Steve Smith, who said if Brown was his teammate, the kicker would be "on IR." Smith issued an apology towards Brown for the "extreme" comment but then also ranted against the NFL.

Specifically, the outspoken wideout said "our system is broken."

I will admit my response was a bit extreme for that I apologize. The point I was trying to make things have to change! A Man should NEVER Hit a woman which means he isn't A REAL MAN. We have valued the amount of air in a ball but yet devalued when a person or persons have been harmed and fail to put forth necessary actions or energy and time in which far less important things have taken precedent!

There has been players with far lesser offensives some have been banned, cut on the spot. But this person had behavior patterns behind closed doors unknown to everyone [thinking emoji] while swift and harsh action handed down to many other players without half the details or amount of time.

Our system is broken the NFL needs to stop acting like they care and start Showing people they mean what they Say!!!

I will continue to speak for the voiceless and for my mother who is a Survivor [of] domestic violence.

The Giants reacted to the latest news and public outcry by not giving Brown a flight to London for Sunday's game against the Rams at Twickenham Stadium. They're going to take Robbie Gould instead, while Brown could end up on the Commissioner's Exempt List.

The problem is it feels like going back in time for the NFL.

The NFL suspended Brown based on what it knew at the time, but then media outlets uncovered much worse information later, without a ton of advanced notice.

The Giants flat-out knew Brown abused his ex-wife and also knew that the NFL intervened in an incident at the Pro Bowl this year. And they still re-signed him.

If Brown's journals aren't brought into the public because of police records, do the Giants even cut him? Nothing new has happened.

Everyone is playing a public relations game instead of actually holding a moral high ground we've heard about for years now. It's sad and Smith is right about the system.