The message to the women who the league claims constitute 50% of its fan base is simple. The NFL wants your money. It will do nothing else for you. It will tolerate those who abuse your verbally and... See More
The message to the women who the league claims constitute 50% of its fan base is simple. The NFL wants your money. It will do nothing else for you. It will tolerate those who abuse your verbally and those who abuse your physically. Another generation of athletes and fans begin to view the women in sports as just a little less human than the men. Then one of them raised in that environment beats the crap out of his wife. And the message from the national football league is that will get you banned for two whole games. Go smoke pot recreation Nally and that may get you suspended for a year. Keith olbermann. One of many outraged this week over this disturbing video obtained by TMZ sports of Baltimore ravens ray rice dragging his then unconscious girlfriend out of an elevator after he punched her in the face. His penalty from the NFL, a two-game suspension. "The roundtable" is back to weigh in. Congressman Cole, you don't agree with Keith olbermann on much. But do you agree the NFL screwed up here? Yeah, they should have done a great deal more. There are criminal avenues available. There are civil penalties available. You know, he did pay $500,000. I think this is a good discussion that we're having. It's in a funny way a contribution because it sparked a national dialogue and outrage. But this is a big problem in the country. I was pleased to play a leading role in passing the violence against women act. The reauthorization of that recently. There is no place for this, no excuse for it. A $500,000 penalty for a guy that's made over $20 million over the past years is -- That's a parking ticket. It's time for the men who run the NFL. They need to understand this is -- this is a huge problem. And by slapping a small penalty on him, it sends the wrong message to kids. Okay, so I think -- here's a guy who dragged his unconscious wife, we see this video. And to give him a slap, no, they should have really made him pay a price. I think the NFL should have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to domestic violence. The NFL has a domestic violence problem. We all know this. And by basically saying to a player that you can get away with this. This is less than a slap on the wrist. This is less than almost any penalty they've given for almost anything else. In a bye week. They're sending a message to this country that has a domestic violence problem. This country has a serious domestic violence problem. Cuts across all classes. I fail to see the news here. The NFL is a place where you can beat your wife and play again. You can torture animals and play again. Abuse drugs, maybe have an accident, play again. I think what is interesting is it puts Tony dungy's comments about Michael Sam in perspective. Let's be less concerned about the gay guy in the locker room and more concerned about criminals in the league.
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