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Systemic failure in a society with skewed values

Alibis, apologies, excuses spew from the NFL and team offices. The heavy foot of corporate sponsorship weighs in to exert influence on decisions. The excesses are scrutinized, and the patronage of women viewers becomes the focus of the debate. Where is the outrage about the abuse of the women and children? Notice in every press conference and public relations release the emphasis hones in on “getting it right.” Moneyed interests and sports idolatry trump protection of women and children. The victims are not mentioned. It is systemic failure in a society with skewed values. — John Koepke, Naples, Fla.