After a string of domestic incidents, the National Football League takes a stand against domestic violence
With the recent turmoil in the NFL brewing since the season began, and growing criticism of the league not doing enough to remedy the situation of repetitive domestic violence issues, the NFL has partnered with The National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Sexual Violence Research Center.
The league will provide not only promotional support, but also financial and operational duties.
Late Thursday commissioner Roger Goodell sent memos to each team regarding the partnerships along with a statement saying the partnership will “enable both the hotline and NSVRC to help more people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.”
With five cases now making the headlines in just a few weeks, is the NFL doing enough? Many have questioned the efficacy of Goodell’s leadership, including his blatent disregard for the taped evidence provided to him in the case of Ray Rice beating his wife unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator.
With the partnerships being a measure for Goodell to save face from a reactive stand point, much more may need to be done from a proactive stand point in terms of consequences for the individuals who allegedly committed the acts.
-Curt Cramer (@CurtisRemarc)