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The NFL's willful ignorance on domestic violence
The NFL's willful ignorance on domestic violence

A lot of attention has been paid lately to the long-term damage NFL players suffer from concussive hits that are inherent to the game. But the league has consistently turned a blind eye to blows sustained by women at the hands of many NFL players over the last two decades. That all changed this week when TMZ published a video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino hotel elevator on Feb. 15. Within hours, the Baltimore Ravens cut Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Commissioner Roger Goodell called the video "sickening" and insisted that neither he nor other league officials had previously seen it. But...

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