Domestic Violence in Sports
Erin Nicole Lawson
Why is domestic violence in sports not shown as a crime?
They are getting away with it!
Can letting NFL players get away with domestic violence give them the free will to commit a crime again ?
Benedict, Jeff. "The NFL's Willful Ignorance." Los Angeles Times 2014 sep 14: A.21 DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
Why should the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) be enforced in all sports?
The VAWA should be enforced in ALL sports because even in hockey and baseball. Barry explains how the Baseball Association tries to ignore the fact that their players are causing a crime. "The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement saying it and its members "do not condone the mistreatment of others by playing or non-playing personnel" and said it "supports Mr. Chapman's decision to forgo his right to appeal. After a Major League player was accused of rape and removed from the next 30 games, the players and representatives immediately reacted to prevent and "cover" the past events.
Svrluga, Barry. "Yankees Closer Aroldis Chapman Suspended 30 Games for Domestic..." Washington Post 2016 mar 01: N.p. DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
How can domestic violence effect the abuser and the abused?
Baker, Katherine. "NFL's Indefinite Suspension of Ray Rice Is the Wrong Approach." Chicago Tribune 2014 sep 23: 13 DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 9 May 2016.
Can letting NFL players get away with domestic violence give them the free will to commit the crime again
He got away with beating her and continued to do it after words. If she never spoke up she would have been in a toxic relationship with a child who could possibly be in harms way. He should have been jailed the first time to prevent any further abuse Jeff Benedict also explains how "A top player on the Miami Dolphins allegedly choked and beat his pregnant fiancee in the shower. Months later, shortly after the baby was born, the player was accused of severely beating his wife again. Yet even after he pleaded guilty to lesser charges as part of a deal and served jail time, the league did not sanction him."