jerry richardson’s tears are meaningless because he has a player who was convicted of domestic violence and still has yet to be punished by him/the panthers and the league
That Greg Hardy continues to play, unpenalized by his team or the league, is the great under-discussed story in this entire Ray Rice furor. Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy — two names that need to be added to every Ray Rice story until it’s clear that the NFL takes domestic violence seriously even when it’s not captured on camera.
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Ever healing. #Never Forget.
The NFL’s defense is a self-indictment. The league’s claim that it never obtained the tape makes a mockery of its inability to obtain the tape. It’s worrying enough that the commissioner’s office acts as police, lawmaker, judge, jury, and executioner; for Goodell to openly deride the league’s ability to investigate its players is a frank admission that his office is an incompetent police, an incompetent lawmaker, an incompetent judge, and incompetent jury, and an incompetent executioner.
I think that they knew what happened inside that elevator the entire time. I think that they had made a decision — about money, about reputation, about the seriousness of abuse — that they could survive this if everyone played their parts. Ray would be contrite, talk about how sorry he was, and say how he would always regret it (unfortunately, his script didn’t include an apology to his wife, which had to be fixed a few weeks later). The Ravens would talk about the kind of guy he was, that he’d never done anything like this before, and say how much they believed in him. The NFL would talk about seriousness and gravity and how terrible everything was, go through all the motions, and give a bit more than a slap on the wrist.
Here are all the thoughts on Ray Rice. Yes, all of them. Everywhere. All the time.
All of them.
About 19.3 percent of U.S. women have been victims of rape, and 43.9 percent have experienced sexual assault at some point in their lives. For almost 80 percent of women, the assaults occurred when they were under 25 years of age (40 percent were under 18), and only 9.3 percent of rapes occurred under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The majority of women knew their rapist, as 45.4 percent of rapes were committed by a former intimate partner, added to 12.1 percent committed by a family member.
How is it that this Tuesday feels like a Monday? Ray Rice is exhausting us all, the jerk.
I’m honestly less concerned with asking why women stay in in abusive relationships than why some men violently abuse there partners.
shoutout to the ravens and the nfl for doing the right thing even if it was a little late. maybe next time they’ll get it right on the first try.
I don’t know if I agree. They only did the “right thing” after it became public that Janay Palmer was brutally attacked. But the way she was unconscious, the way Ray Rice treated her body and the disregard he showed kind of said that something super awful happened.
Even if they didn’t always know, the fact that they never tried to find out the real truth, that they left an abuse victim twisting in the wind and implied her complicity, and then gave the lightest possible sentence to start with…well, they don’t deserve any benefit of the doubt.