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  • NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth

    NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth
    A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders.
  • NFL toughens domestic violence stance; lifetime ban for second offense

    The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not. A month after the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice a mere two games for knocking out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City, N.J., hotel, the league admitted its error and...

    After Initial Whiff, Roger Goodell Finally Gets It Right

    After Initial Whiff, Roger Goodell Finally Gets It Right
    He accepted responsibility for the worst decision of his reign as NFL commissioner. On a Thursday during the 2014 exhibition season, Roger Goodell manned up. In a letter to the 32 NFL owners, Goodell admitted that his two-game suspension of Ravens...

    NFL sets new penalties on domestic violence, sexual assault violations

    The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not. A month after the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error...

    NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancee, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties....