NFL is consistent on domestic violence — consistently weak [Letter]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defends his decision on the two-game suspension of Ray Rice by citing the need to remain "consistent" with like violations regarding domestic violence ("Roger Goodell defends two-game suspension of Ravens' Ray Rice," Aug. 2). He states the NFL takes the issue of domestic violence "seriously." In his position of leadership, remaining "consistent" only maintains the league's status quo regarding its weak stance on domestic violence. Stronger action by Mr. Goodell would have sent the clear message to NFL players, management, staff and fans that the league is willing to take a societal leadership role, as a major entertainment employer, in an effort to eliminate domestic violence.

Art Rosenbaum, Owings Mills

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