Posted March 23, 2013 on AP on Fox

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Roger Staubach, former NFL quarterback, speaks to members of the media at a press conference where the new Super Bowl logo is unvieled at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 4, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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 series of high-profile crimes in which wo...
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