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Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel
Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel

A tearful NFL official pledged to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that the league was taking seriously the recent domestic violence cases that have tarnished its image and led to questions about whether it has created a culture that tolerates such behavior. The NFL is revising its conduct policy and completing mandatory training for coaches, owners and players over the next two weeks on preventing domestic violence and child and sexual abuse, said Executive Vice President Troy Vincent, who also described growing up in a household where his mother was beaten. "The vast majority of our players are terrific husbands, fathers and men," Vincent said, often struggling to hold...

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