The only reason people have an opinion about Adrian Peterson is because he's an NFL player. The focus isn't on the child. The focus is on the celebrity. Five children will die today from abuse. Five American children will die.
Every time the University of Michigan football job is vacant or the coach becomes embattled, NFL coaches and brothers John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are quickly linked to the Wolverines' head-coaching position.
At least one Carroll County mother has decided to pull her child from an upcoming school system Project ACES event because of its association with the Baltimore Ravens in the wake of the NFL's ongoing domestic violence controversy in which former Ravens running back Ray Rice was videotaped hitting then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino.
Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness.
In the latest twist to the Ray Rice situation, a law enforcement official claims he sent a video of the indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee in April to NFL chief security officer Jeffrey Miller.
Several days after the video of Ray Rice punching out his fiance became public, a few NFL sponsors balked at having their ads aired as planned during the Ravens nationally-televised Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on CBS.
Ravens officials were asked Wednesday "to save any documents, texts, e-mails relating to Ray Rice" in preparation for the NFL's investigation being conducted by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, a team spokesman said.
Football's violence plays out within the context of a game that is undeniably thrilling. The question that now hangs above every gridiron in our football-crazy nation is whether those thrills will abide the counsel of our consciences.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith will huddle soon to determine a hearing officer and a hearing date for the appeal of indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice, according to a source.
Three days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave his tense press conference in New York, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti took questions for nearly 50 minutes Monday after an ESPN report, as he said, questioned the team¿s integrity.
A defiant Steve Bisciotti shot back at the Ray Rice camp and an ESPN report that alleged the organization engaged in a "pattern of misinformation and misdirection" following the running back's assault of his then-fiancee in February.
The Ravens have issued a lengthy rebuttal to an ESPN report that alleged that coach John Harbaugh wanted to cut former running back Ray Rice and also was aware in February the full details of Rice's physical altercation with his then-fiancee
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked after the team's 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns whether the ESPN Outside the Lines report that he wanted to release former running back Ray Rice shortly after his Feburary domestic violence arrest was true.
Now that the NFL Players Association has filed an appeal on behalf of indefinitely suspended former Ravens star running back Ray Rice, sources say they will base part of their argument by pointing out that TMZ edited the video that surfaced the day Rice's $35 million contract was terminated.