NFL Adopts Tougher Domestic Violence Policy

The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable weighs in on the NFL's new domestic violence policy and on Michael Sam's future.
2:51 | 08/31/14

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That's the dramatic video that sparked so much outrage. Baltimore ravens star ray rice shown dragging his then-girlfriend out of an elevator after punches her in the face. Rice was suspended for just two games. This week, NFL commissioner roger Goodell said that was too short. "The roundtable" is back to weigh in. Bill Richardson, does the NFL have to make the change because of the outrage? They had to make that change. Sports, you know, sometimes they get behind the times on a lot of stuff. On domestic violence, this seems to be a persistent problem. I think the commissioner was right to say, I didn't go far enough. Not a man who usually admits mistakes readily. Really, really fell on his sword. A major mistake. It was a major mistake. This was absolutely outrageous. And, it is absolutely also true that too many people get away with domestic violence in this country. Women are killed every single day in this country by their partners. And the idea that sports figures just get a slap on the hands gives other men permission to go ahead and do this. Was this also always maybe to appease female fans? It's about 50% now. The fastest growing part of the NFL who watches it are female fans. I think the commissioner has been slow to act on a whole bunch of things. He was slow to act on head injuries. Very slow to act. Very little he did until forced to do it. This was another one. Sexism in the senate. Sexism in the NFL. And he needs to do much more. Congressman, just quickly. Michael Sam was cut by the rams. I think he'll be picked back up. He's a great player. That team just deep at that position. He's got a future. I think the Redskins should pick him up. That would totally complicate the political correctness. If Michael Sam got picked up by the Redskins. That would be a tough one. Thanks to all of you. And now, we honor our fellow Americans who served and sacrifice. This week, the Pentagon released the name of one soldier killed in Afghanistan. That's all for us today. Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with us. Don't miss our friend, David Muir, make his debut as anchor of "World news" with incredible reporting from the Syrian border. The children caught in the crossfire. That's tomorrow. We'll see you right back here next week. Have a great day.

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