An NFL legend expressed dismay Saturday that public campaigns and rallies must still be held to tamp down the instances of domestic violence that leave women battered and bruised.
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach told a crowd of thousands in downtown that men should know better than to strike a woman. But domestic abuse continues to bedevil authorities in Dallas and elsewhere.
''It's amazing that we even need to have this rally,'' Staubach told the crowd at the rally dubbed Dallas Men Against Abuse, ''but the momentum needs to take shape.''
Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith also spoke to the crowd, and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant made a surprise appearance. In brief comments, Bryant apologized for his role in a domestic altercation in July. He was arrested for allegedly hitting his mother, but no charges were filed
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city leaders have waged a public campaign against domestic violence after a serie...