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Yep, Ballers Will Be Every Dude's New Obsession

A nation of dudes wiped off their dried up Entourage spittle and tuned in to the premiere of HBO’s Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired Miami Dolphins player turned financial advisor. Broke athletes, with a side of tits, is what it is, and it’s likely to be every football… » 6/22/15 2:10pm 6/22/15 2:10pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

Colts Linebacker Josh McNary Charged With Rape

Josh McNary, the Colts linebacker known for being a U.S. Army lieutenant before joining the NFL, has been charged with felony rape in Indianapolis, according to documents filed today in a Marion County court. Overall, McNary is charged with one felony count of rape, one felony count of criminal confinement, and one… » 1/15/15 8:54am 1/15/15 8:54am

Jameis Winston Cleared of Sexual Assault Charges By FSU Conduct Board

Jameis Winston, the Florida State University quarterback accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2012, has been cleared of charges that he violated FSU's student conduct code. A lawyer for the woman who accused him of assault told reporters in a statement yesterday, "At some point we have to recognize that… » 12/22/14 10:10am 12/22/14 10:10am

Texas Football Team's Rapey Tee Shirts: 'Ssh, Just Let It Happen'

A Texas high school football team is very sorry if anybody misunderstood their hilarious team t-shirts, which read: "We take what we want — Shhhhhh just let it happen." The Warriors, the footballing youths of Martin High School in Arlington, say that the joke is definitely not an allusion to rape, and they're not sure… » 10/30/14 4:00pm 10/30/14 4:00pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 3:18pm 10/20/14 3:18pm

High School Student on Trial for Rape Allowed to Play Football (UPDATED)

18-year-old Tyler Smith has been charged with the rape of two women. He is scheduled to face trial in December, but in the meantime is continuing to play on the football team of Hoquiam High School in Washington state. One might expect this to be yet another story of a winning football team being more important than… » 10/15/14 3:30pm 10/15/14 3:30pm