Originally written August 28, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:
TweetIn light of the slap on the wrist Baltimore ravens running back Ray Rice received after a domestic violence charge earlier this year, the NFL has released a new policy that includes harsher penalties for domestic violence offenders: 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 Key phrase in new domestic violence policy sent to NFL owners: "These disciplinary consequences apply to all NFL personnel." ALL personnel. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014 This is a step in the right direction for the league, which was previously surprisingly lenient on players and/or personnel that were involved in domestic violence cases. The NFL needed to update their policies and have moved rather quickly to do so. No if the NFL could also fix their substance abuse policies, they’d be making huge strides to become a more fair and balanced league. -ALR
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