In the wake of the
A first-time offender could end up being suspended from four to six games without pay, while a second-time offender might face a season-long suspension, according to the Post's unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter.
Rice, a star running back for the
A public outcry followed that the league does not come down hard enough in domestic abuse cases, especially when compared with penalties for lesser offenses. Rice's new Ravens teammate
In defending the decision, NFL Commissioner
A petition on change.org calling for consistent punishment guidelines for players who commit violence against women has gotten more than 67,700 signatures.
A new policy like the one the league is said to be discussing would help clear up the confusion and also send a stronger message against domestic violence.