Athletes are usually well liked and serve as role models for many people. For not just sport fans but for all concerned by sexual assault, an athlete's silence can be detrimental to positive change.
It's important that we continue discussing domestic violence, but it's also important that we take action to ensure victims get the justice they deserve and abusers get the help they need.
Although the NFL has done a horrific job in crisis management throughout the year, the brand is still thriving. History shows that airing dirty laundry is not likely to affect the business of a professional sport, and the NFL is the latest example.
As laughable as these sanctions are -- and they are laughable, considering even the NFL admits "DeflateGate" had no impact on the outcome of the AFC Championship game -- what's even more ridiculous is the clueless nature with which the NFL hands down these sanctions.
Though possessive control doesn't always lead to murder, it is a toxic condition that surely harms relationships as well as child development.
Floyd Mayweather has a history of violence and brutality -- and not just inside the ring. I'm talking about a history of battering women that spans more than 12 years. It's time we all do our part to stop domestic violence. Let's face the issue and make a decision that will send a message.
For those who see the advantages to rehabilitation and redemption, be it from one horrible mistake or a deeply-rooted lifetime of wickedness, you should be hoping that Rice's hometown team, the New York Giants, puts him on their roster today.
By relying solely on non-experts as sources of information, the media wittingly or unwittingly reinforces misconceptions about domestic homicides. Domestic homicides sometimes provide experts with the opportunity to call attention to the underlying realities -- but only when the media thinks to call us.
Both instances happened on an elevator, both involved one person hitting another, both came as results of violence and anger, both have details that cannot be seen or completely understood by outsiders to the circumstances. And that's really where the list ends.
I make my living creating, enhancing and protecting brand reputations. That said, the ability of politicians and celebrities to reinvent themselves and make successful comebacks to public life never ceases to amaze me.
By Brian F. Martin and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. A 16-year-old who grew up experiencing adversity in childhood said this to Brian Martin severa...
It's still possible that in the not-too-distant future, football will head over the cliff and begin its slow descent. Like empires and powerful civilizations, no industry or professional sport is immune from the vagaries of excess and overreach.
The predicted Snowmaggedon of 2015 never arrived in Princeton, but that does not matter much to me when I find myself sprawling face-down on the parking-lot concrete next to my car. I never even saw the black ice. I just screamed and tasted blood in my mouth after I hit the ground. My whole body hurts.
Domestic violence is a pervasive, complicated public health issue that requires an equally pervasive and multi-layered response.
Mueller and his firm are associated with the NFL, and, as a result, few bought the League's claim that the investigation would be totally "independent." Now the Mueller report has been issued and -- no surprise here -- the NFL's commissioner seems to have been telling the truth.
Over this past weekend, as millions of Americans gathered in their living rooms to watch the first round of games of this season's NFL playoffs, the organization No More continued to grab the national spotlight.