Ray Rice Apologizes for "Horrible Mistake" 

The New York Times reports that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, apologized on Friday. Rice, who punched his then-fiancée (now wife), Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator nearly a year ago, became the focus of the N.F.L.'s broader problem with domestic violence. On Friday Rice published a statement in The… » 2/14/15 12:15pm 2/14/15 12:15pm

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

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