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Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

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  • In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée, which has been pretty much a hot mess from the get-go. Rice was originally suspended by the NFL for only two games; his team, the Baltimore Raven, terminated his contract after a video was released by TMZ showing him punching his wife in the face in the elevator. In his press conference, Goodell repeatedly said he was “not satisfied” with their response and admitted, “I made a mistake.” He didn’t specifically address what that singular “mistake” was, but said he is committed to “the opportunity we have to make a difference and do the right thing.” Domestic violence and sexual violence prevention programs for all 32 teams in the league will take place within the next 30 days. [New York Times]
  • Three Black women claim they were accused of being sex workers (specifically:”soliciting”) while sitting at the bar of the upscale Standard Hotel in New York City. A hotel employee later offered the women a bottle of champagne and a $400 dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Head Butting His Wife

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer headbutted his wife, breaking her nose, after she turned him down for sex. He proceeded to lock himself in a bathroom and threaten to kill himself in front of his wife and son if she told the police about the assault.

So that’s four NFL players in some kind of legal trouble over domestic violence in 11 days. Meanwhile, the NFL has been making statements about women as “matriarchs,” citing our community-building skills, ability to produce and raise children, purchasing power, and overall domesticity as the reasons that the NFL likes us. I’m so flattered. I know I was a beacon of domesticity when I yelled so hard at the Patriots for losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI that I had a blood pressure spike and almost fainted. Keep reading »

Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall Is Being Sued For Domestic Abuse

First Ray Rice, then Adrian Peterson, now Brandon Marshall: A third NFL player in just 10 days has been brought into the spotlight for allegedly abusing someone close to him.

It’s not that September 2014 is just the equivalent of a full moon for NFL players, when all of a sudden they become violent toward their girlfriends, fiancées, wives, and children. It happens year round. Ten NFL players in the last two years have been arrested on domestic violence charges. Keep reading »

The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

Don’t you just hate it when you spend over eight years and nearly $1.2 billion dollars to conceive and build the perfect new stadium, just to find out that oops, sorry, it is cursed as hell? Samesies, me too – but looks like that’s what the San Francisco 49ers are up against right now.

In just three appearances at their brand new state-of-the-art Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, two preseason and one abysmal regular season loss this past Sunday, the Niners have had an interesting, accident- and loss-riddled showing — especially after their strong 12-4 season in 2013, back when they played home games out of San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. It all started August 17th, in what should have been a routine pre-season game against Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. The Broncos, still reeling from their abysmal 43-8 loss at last season’s Super Bowl, should have posed no real threat to the 49ers, who made it all the way to the NFC Division Champions last season and boast arguably one of the strongest defensive lines in the league. Instead, after an error-laden start and an inability to hold the Broncos back, the 49ers were left scoreless, being routed 34-0. Star 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw only 5 for 9 for 39 yards, and kicker Phil Dawson, normally on point, missed two easy field goals, kicking both wide right. The offensive line also threw two interceptions and a fumble, and handed the Broncos defensive line the gift wrapped W with a bow on top — not a great showing for the 49ers first game in their new stadium, with tens of thousands of fans filling out the new stadium to full capacity. Keep reading »

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

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  • Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled “Fuck her right in the pussy!” The school called his behavior — which is apparently part of some dumb meme — ”offensive and vulgar.” [New York Times; Deadspin]
  • Female students at Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City say they’re being targeted by the school’s new dress code, which bans short-shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, low-cut blouses, halter tops, tube tops, midi shirts, and visible bras/underwear. (FWIW, hoodies, bandanas, hats and bandanas are also banned.)  [Staten Island Live (1); Staten Island Live (2)] Keep reading »

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

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Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with “the belt,” or asked if I wanted a “patch on my tuchus” whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that’s all they were — threats. Instead, my parents sent me to my room, took away prized privileges, or assigned me extra chores. Now, with my own son, there aren’t even threats. There are other methods of discipline that are more than effective for us so I don’t need to hit, whip or spank my son in order to get him to behave.

I’ve never quite understood the idea of corporal punishment as a method of discipline. In my mind, discipline is used in order to shape good behavior while eliminating bad behavior. In the best case scenario, inflicting pain as punishment, especially when used on young children who may not quite understand what is going on, breeds fear and resentment. In the worst case scenario, it breeds the notion that physical violence is acceptable. In fact, studies have shown that the use of physical punishment actually increases violent behavior in children.

But what if your defense is that you beat your child out of love? Keep reading »

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