According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is going to put in place a strict policy against domestic violence offenders moving forward. The insider goes on to indicate that the league will suspend first-time offenders six games and place a life-time ban on second-time offenders under a new domestic violence policy.
So the Ray Rice Fallout continues with a new domestic violence policy. Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014
This is obviously in direct response to the Ray Rice criticism that the NFL has received since suspending the Baltimore Ravens running back just two games after his recent domestic violence issue earlier this year.
A life-time ban for repeat offenders may be seen as overkill, but it’s something the league needed to do. From a PR standpoint, this is most definitely a win for Roger Goodell and Co.
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