National Football League from United States Senators: zero tolerance on domestic violence
Sunday, September 14, 2014
(NFL) commissioner received a letter from sixteen female on Thursday calling for the NFL to adopt a zero tolerance policy on .
The senators criticized the NFL for their new domestic violence policy enacted in August. The new policy says a player will receive a six game suspension for their first offense.
A video ofplayer assaulting the woman who has since married him was recently released by website . The assault took place in a elevator at an , casino. Rice was initially given a two game suspension; later, following the video release, the Ravens terminated Rice's contract and the NFL indefinitely suspended him.
The bipartisan group of senators said, "If you violently assault a woman, you shouldn't get a second chance to play in the NFL."
The league stated they had initiated an independent investigation by formerDirector into the Rice incident.
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- Lindsay H. Jones. "Female Senators send Goodell letter, express domestic violence concerns" — , September 11, 2014
- Anna Palmer. "16 women senators write Roger Goodell" — , September 11, 2014