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Phil Barber

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How the NFL’s domestic-violence policy changed in a mere 11 days

On August 28, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the 32 ownership groups of the NFL, laying out the league’s new policy on domestic violence. The letter stated that first-time offenders would be suspended six games. Eleven days later, the NFL suspended Ray Rice indefinitely for his assault on then-fiancée Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator. At the risk of sounding like I’m advocating for Rice, which I most certainly am not, I have to ask: What happened to… Read More »