Domestic Violence and the NFL …. again!!


~~September 10, 2014~~ 

~CBS football host: 600 women have died since Ray Rice hit his wife~

I need to say I don’t follow sports. I don’t know a thing about football and I’m not interested in learning. 

However, the NFL, its workings and the events that seem to have been swept under the rug and brought to light now with the Ray Rice issue have made me aware of the sad reality of some football players.

Roid rage” comes to mind, among other things, but that’s a topic for a “MEDICAL CORNER“.


~~Roger Goodell~~


~~James Brown delivers powerful speech about domestic violence~~

~Published on Sep 11, 2014~

CBS host James Brown talks about masculinity on Thursday, September 11, 2014, Night Football pregame show before Ravens game

Partial transcript:

…this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and widespread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened inside the elevator at the casino. But wouldn’t it be productive if this collective outrage, as my colleagues have said, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long-suffering cries for help by so many women? And as they said, do something about it? Like an on-going education of men about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about.

And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says, ‘you throw the ball like a girl’ or ‘you’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women and attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena. And whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are.

Consider this: According to domestic violence experts, more than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. That means that since the night February 15th in Atlantic City [when the elevator incident occurred] more than 600 women have died.



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