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

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

Law & Order: SVU Aired That Ray and Janay Rice Episode

On Wednesday night, Law & Order: SVU ran their inevitable "ripped from the headlines" episode about Ray and Janay Rice's elevator incident, reproducing the initial conversations that many pundits, like ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, had when footage of the incident first surfaced. Did she provoke him? Was he was… » 11/20/14 3:20pm 11/20/14 3:20pm

Ray & Janay Rice Are Praying For Halloween 2014's Biggest Assholes

Ray and Janay Rice know people will probably spend Halloween 2014 dressed like them in their worst moment, so the couple has made a decision — they're praying for the idiots that won't be able to stop themselves. You know you've really fucked up when you're being outclassed by Ray Rice. » 10/28/14 11:45am 10/28/14 11:45am

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

​Idiot's Ray Rice Halloween Costume Includes Janay Rice Blow-Up Doll

Almost two weeks out from Halloween, and we already have a front-runner for biggest dumbass in most dumbass costume. Here we have a dude cosplaying the domestic violence case that rocked the NFL (for a while, anyway), by dressing as Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and dragging around a blow-up doll meant to be… » 10/21/14 11:00am 10/21/14 11:00am

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

[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

Hope Solo Shouldn't Be Playing Professional Sports, Either

The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports… » 9/19/14 12:20pm 9/19/14 12:20pm

When 1 in 5 Men Have Abused Women, We Need New Statistics

Nearly one in five men admit to abusing their wives or girlfriends, which really makes you think, how many of those abusers do I know? With such a small number, what else do one in five people do? Refuse to wash their hands after peeing? Pick their nose in public? Be open to a sexual rendezvous with a robot? Real… » 9/16/14 7:00pm 9/16/14 7:00pm