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

Meet The Dunce Ex-Cop Who Fucked Up The NFL's Ray Rice Investigation

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Throughout the coverage of the NFL's handling of Ray Rice, talk of the league's investigatory arm has for the most part presumed a certain level of competence. The NFL employs a number of former law enforcement agents, and has billions of dollars besides—it's got to be capable of getting any information it so desires,… » 1/09/15 4:39pm 1/09/15 4:39pm

St. Louis Cops Declare Rams' "Hands Up Don't Shoot" To Be "Offensive"

St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and… » 11/30/14 10:54pm 11/30/14 10:54pm

​Janay Rice Explains Her Side, Finds It "Hard To Accept" Victim Label

"There was something different about that day," Janay Rice describes, of the day her then-fiancée Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked her unconscious in an elevator at Revel Casino in Atlantic City. It's been over nine months since the assault took place, and in a first person account, as told to ESPN's… » 11/30/14 3:00pm 11/30/14 3:00pm

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For The Rest Of The Season

Amid a weeks-long battle over Adrian Peterson's potential reinstatement, the NFL has decided to push the issue to its end game. The league announced today that Peterson will be suspended indefinitely and without pay—a punishment the NFLPA has already said it will appeal on his behalf. » 11/18/14 1:27pm 11/18/14 1:27pm

Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:10pm 10/21/14 3:10pm

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

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm

[UPDATED] 11 Men and 0 Women on Tonight's ESPN Domestic Violence Panel

Tonight — finally! — ESPN is going to have an in-depth discussion on the NFL's domestic violence problem. The discussion will feature the opinions of up to 11 men and zero women, in a remarkable showing of the exact flavor of dumb meathead that ESPN is so adept at that it should trademark. » 9/29/14 11:00am 9/29/14 11:00am