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Ray Rice Suspension

Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Suspension Vacated Immediately

Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL. An arbitrator ruled Friday that his suspension for punching ...

The NFL's Handling of Domestic Violence Allegations Gives New Meaning to "Fantasy Football"

Adam Banner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Obviously, the inconsistency in the League's response to certain violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy is becoming a serious issue.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

Rice Is Cooked: What Now?

Karen Elizaga | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

These are our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our friends. These are real women who deserve to feel safe in their own homes. Let us all take on the important task of teaching our brothers, our fathers and especially our sons that violence is never a part of any solution.

Jason Linkins

Lanny Davis Seems To Believe That Roger Goodell Has Been A Really Good Crisis Manager | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

So there is someone willing to defend beleaguered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and it turns out it's the guy who's willing to defend almost anyone ...

Issue of the Week: Domestic Violence

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Reese Schonfeld

If assault and battery is to be regarded as a crime, then punishment must be universal.

REPORT: Ray Rice To Appeal Indefinite Suspension

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports

The NFL has not heard the last of Ray Rice. While the NFL is under intense scrutiny for its handling of domestic violence cases, the disgraced free...

Obama Was 'Shocked' By Ray Rice Video

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was shocked by the video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and the White House bel...

Radio Host Who Worked With Ray Rice: Relationship With Janay Was 'Toxic'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Since video leaked of Ray Rice cold-cocking his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Rice, a lot has happened. Rice's employer, the Baltimore Ravens, termi...

Nicole Brown Simpson's Sister Compares Ray Rice To OJ Simpson

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely following the release of a video showing the brutal beating of his then-fiance...

Jon Stewart Says What Everyone's Thinking About the NFL

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy

On Wednesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart had some choice words for the NFL in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal. "You done f...

Ask Not 'Why', But 'What' We Can Do to Prevent Domestic Violence

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
L. Y. Marlow

It is my hope that the public outcry, tremendous media attention and discussions will not fade once the spotlights are turned off, but will lead to greater public awareness and prevention to proactively address domestic violence.

ESPN's Analyst Has 'No Problem' If Ray Rice Serves One-Year Suspension

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

So much has already been said about Ray Rice in the two days since TMZ leaked explosive video of the running back knocking his wife unconscious in an ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Are Happy With Ray Rice's Indefinite Suspension, Not So Happy With The NFL | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports

Most Americans approve of the indefinite suspension the NFL finally handed to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video surfaced of Ri...

Abuse Survivor: Lifetime Ban For Ray Rice Is 'Punishing The Victim Again'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Public opinion on Ray Rice after Monday's TMZ video leak has been nearly unanimous: Rice should be banned from the NFL for life. Brutal video of Rice ...

Men and Their Anger: Facing the Fire

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Moses had an anger problem. Actually, his anger got him into trouble on more than one occasion. No, not for hitting a woman; we have no record of him ever doing so, but for allowing his anger to turn into murder on one occasion and disobedience to God on another.

This Guy Says The NFL Was Too Hard On Ray Rice

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports

At least one person seems to think Ray Rice is getting a raw deal. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told reporters on Tuesday that the NFL should've stu...

Why Did She Stay? A Better Question: Why Did the NFL Stay?

Amy E. Bonomi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Amy E. Bonomi

The NFL's choice to continue its affiliation with Rice for so long is a validation of his abusive actions, an attempt to sweep the abuse under the carpet. The NFL, collectively, has acted in the same fashion that abusers do.

What Ray Rice Should Mean for NFL's Female Fan Base

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Can you believe in women's rights and enjoy football? Can you be angry about Ray Rice and the NFL's inadequate handling of him but still feel okay about watching the game? The answer, to both, is no.

Are Roger Goodell's Days Numbered As NFL Commissioner?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports

In 2013, the 32 teams in the NFL split a record $6 billion in league revenue, a 4.3 percent rise from 2012. By most metrics, the NFL easily is the mos...

Domestic Abuse Survivors Explain Why They Can't 'Just Leave'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

"But why would you stay if someone was abusing you?" That's a distressingly common response to revelations of domestic violence. After a video was ...

Janay Rice Releases Heartbreaking Statement

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports

One day after a brutal video of Janay Rice being knocked out by her husband and former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was released by TMZ, the...

Really, Roger? What If That Was Your Daughter?

Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd

The key issue is that Roger Goodell and the NFL will only do the right and decent thing if they are exposed by the media and pressured by the public. That also goes for the health and safety of NFL players which the NFL has been morally negligent in addressing unless pressured.

It Took a Video for Ray Rice to Be Strongly Disciplined by the NFL

John A. Tures | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

This says a lot about the NFL, and us. Sure there was an outcry, but some weren't convinced that Rice had really done anything wrong. We had to see a video to realize what domestic violence really looks like.

Sam Stein

White House On Ray Rice Video: 'Hitting A Woman Is Not Something A Real Man Does' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

In response to a question about a newly released video from February showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice violently knocking out his fiancé...