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Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide But Not Deep Enough, Feminist News, Arlington, VA: September 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Feminist Majority Foundation.

After Ray Rice, the NFL Pledged Millions to Fight Domestic Violence. Here's How the Money Was Spent., Lindsay Gibbs, Think Progress, October 7, 2015. Copyright © 2015 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans, Associated Press, NBC News, New York, NY: August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBCNews.com.

And then Ray Rice and Roger Goodell had to Ruin the World, Barry Goldstein, Stop Abuse Campaign, New York, NY: September 17, 2014.

Anheuser-Busch 'increasingly concerned' over NFL's domestic-violence issues, Cindy Boren, The Washington Post, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

Anheuser-Busch, Visa Voice Disapproval of NFL, Mae Anderson, Associated Press, The Huffington Post, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Anna Isaacson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Ben Doody, Heavy, September 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Heavy, Inc.

Are Head Injuries the Bridge Between the NFL Playing Field and Domestic Violence?, Dave Zirin, The Nation, September 21, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

Beyond the Game: The 2015 NFL Social Responsibility Report (scroll down to page 30), National Football League, New York, NY.

Biden to tackle domestic violence in Denver talk, Justin Sink, Briefing Room Blog, The Hill, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Big Sponsors May Find it Hard to Break Up with the NFL (audio), John Ydstie, All Things Considered, National Public Radio, September 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NPR.

Brutally Honest Sportscaster Delivers Powerful Commentary on Ray Rice, Annie-Rose Strasser, Think Progress, September 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Bryant Gumbel on Domestic Violence in NFL (video), Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, October 26, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc.

Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie, Jia Tolentino, Jezebel, October 21, 2014.

Companies can learn from the NFL's new domestic violence rules, Rex Huppke, Abilene Reporter-News, September 13, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Abilene Reporter-News.

Condi Rice: The one person who could save the NFL, Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post, September 8, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

Deflategate v. Domestic Violence; The NFL Fumbles (Again!), Kitty Lindsay, Blog, Ms. Magazine, May 18, 2015. Copyright © 2015 News Theme on Genesis Framework.

Domestic abuse is an issue for men, Scoop Jackson, ESPN NFL, September 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

'Domestic violence is, in fact, a business issue': a former CEO speaks out, Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian, October 20, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited.

'Don't call the police': Wife of Former NFL Player Tells How the League Did Nothing to Protect Her When Her Husband Starting Bashing Walls in Their Home with a Bat, Michael Zennie, Daily Mail, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Associated Newspapers Ltd.

ESPN Should Protect Women and Not Roger Goodell, Letitia James, The Blog, The Huffington Post, September 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Football Stokes Aggression, So Let's Stop Watching, Lakshmy Parameswaran, Women's eNews, October 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women's eNews Inc.

For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet, Simone Sebastian and Ines Bebea, The Washington Post, October 17, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

Former Chicago Bears GM: The League has Ignored 'Hundreds and Hundreds' of Domestic Violence Cases, Dave Zirin, The Nation, October 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

Getting It Right? Part 2: Keep Trying, Marie M. Fortune, Marie's Blog, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: September 24, 2014.

Goodell Can't Get It Right, Without the Help of Black Women, Avis Jones DeWeever, Clutch Magazine, September 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Sutton New Media LLC.

Goodell meets with Texas coach Strong, Associated Press, Yahoo Sports!, September 28, 2014.

Goodell tells NFL owners he met with U.S. Army about domestic violence, Josh Katzowitz, CBSsports.com, September 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc.

How the NFL Plans to Change its Culture, Jane McManus, ESPN W, October 3, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

How the NFL's New Domestic Violence Stance Came to Be, Jane McManus, ESPN W, September 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

In Addressing Domestic Violence, the NFL Takes its First Tangible Steps, Jenny Vrentas, Sports Illustrated, New York, NY: October 21, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

In Domestic Violence Cases, N.F.L. Has a History of Lenience, Bill Pennington and Steve Eder, The New York Times, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

The Inside Story of the Images Calling Out the NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal, Tara Culp-Ressler, Think Progress, September 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

It's Not Just Ray Rice: Dave Zirin on the NFL's History of Condoning Domestic Abuse, Aaron Maté and Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW!, September 9, 2014.

It's Time to Turn the NFL Purple, Helga Luest, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 13, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Joe Ehrmann & NFL (video), CoachForAmerica, October 9, 2014.

Kirsten Gillibrand on domestic violence in the NFL, sexism in the workplace (video), Face the Nation, CBS News, September 14, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc.

Let's Talk About It, Russell Wilson, The Players' Tribune, October 2, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Players' Tribune.

Letter to Commissioner Goodell re: NFL Game Changer: Comprehensive Community Engagement Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls, signed by leaders, activists and advocates across the country working to end violence against women, September 29, 2014.

Letter to Commissioner Goodell requesting a meeting to discuss DV in the league, the newly established DV advisory group of women and other diversity issues, signed by several members of the Black Women's Roundtable, Washington, DC: September 16, 2014.

Lisa Friel addresses challenges developing NFL's new conduct policy, Lindsay H. Jones, USA Today, October 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

Memorandum to All NFL Personnel Re: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Roger Goodell, National Football League, New York, NY: August 28, 2014. Read related letter to NFL owners (cover and letter).

Memorandum to Chief Executives and Club Presidents Re: Organizational Changes, Roger Goodell, National Football League, New York, NY: September 15, 2014.

Ms. Foundation for Women Calls Foul on NFL, Ms. Foundation for Women, New York, NY: September 9, 2014.

N.F.L. was Family, until Wives Reported Domestic Abuse (part 2 of 3), Steve Eder, The New York Times, Cincinnati, OH: November 17, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company. Read parts 1 and 3.

National Domestic Violence Hotline Advocates are the Unsung (and Underpaid) Heroes of the NFL Scandal, Mary Pauline Lowry, The Blog, The Huffington Post, September 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

The New NFL Personal Conduct Policy, NFL, December 10, 2014.

NFL adds consultants to policy group, Jane McManus, ESPN NFL, New York, NY: October 2, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

NFL and Domestic Violence: Let's Use Our Voices for Real Change, Lowell McAdam, Verizon, September 18, 2014.

NFL and team leadership misses the goal, Jeffrey Edleson, The Berkeley Blog, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 UC Regents.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses domestic violence, child abuse ~ but his apologies fall flat for women's advocates, former players, Kerry Burke, Barry Paddock and Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NYDailyNews.com.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fails to get tough on domestic violence in wake of Josh Brown incident, Pat Leonard, New York Daily News, Buffalo, NY: August 20, 2016. Copyright © 2016 NYDailyNews.com.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell updates owners on domestic violence efforts, Jarrett Bell, USA Today, October 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

NFL Commissioner Visits the National Domestic Violence Hotline (audio), Brian Panero, The Horn104.9, Austin, TX: October 1, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Austin Radio Network. Posted with permission.

The NFL Commitment: Taking Action on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (infographic), NFL, August 2015.

NFL could change society ~ Domestic violence education could gain great strides through NFL effort, Scoop Jackson, ESPN NFL, September 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

NFL Cracks Down on Domestic Violence After Criticism, Noah Rayman, Time, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

NFL Creates Team of Four Women to Combat Domestic Violence, Tracy Connor, NBC News, September 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBCNews.com.

NFL Domestic Violence Awareness Challenge (video), Radhika Joglekar, posted September 2, 2014.

NFL Domestic Violence Policy Toughened in Wake of Ray Rice Case, Ken Belson, International New York Times, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

NFL establishing partnerships with domestic violence, sexual assault prevention groups, Mark Maske, The Washington Post, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

The NFL Finally Takes Violence Against Women Seriously, Stanley H. Teitelbaum, The Blog, The Huffington Post, September 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

The NFL fined a player for trying to raise awareness of domestic violence, Sam Laird, Mashable,October 29, 2015.

NFL Focused on the Fight of Violence Against Women, Ludy Green, The Blog, The Huffington Post, July 21, 2015. Copyright © 2015 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

NFL institutes new policy on domestic violence with 6-game ban for first offense, posted by Josh Alper, Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports, August 28, 2014.  Copyright © 2010-2014 NBC Sports.

NFL Just Gave Black Women Another Punch in Face, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Women's eNews, September 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women's eNews Inc.

NFL Looks to Training to Prevent Domestic Violence by Players, Laura Starecheski, Morning Edition, National Public Radio, September 22, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NPR.

NFL Memo on Actions in Support of Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Efforts, posted by Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports, September 26, 2014.  Copyright © 2010-2014 NBC Sports.

The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board, Feminist News, September 18, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Feminist Majority Foundation.

NFL on defense after 'challenging' year, Ben Kamisar, Briefing Room Blog, The Hill, February 1, 2015. Copyright © 2015 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

NFL owners express full confidence in Roger Goodell in wake of Mueller report, USA Today, January 8, 2015. Copyright © 2015 USA Today.

NFL partnership: Because makeup can't cover up institutional misogyny, posted by amperrotto, Blog, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: September 19, 2014.

NFL players join Hollywood to create anti-domestic violence PSAs, Lindsay H. Jones, USA Today, October 14, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

NFL Players Say NO MORE PSAs (video ~ 3 versions), NO MORE and Joyful Heart Foundation, October 23, 2014.

NFL players use PSAs to speak out against domestic abuse, Lindsay H. Jones, USA Today, October 14, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

NFL players' wives seek role in shaping league's domestic violence policy, Rick Maese, The Washington Post, September 27, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

NFL reveals new domestic violence policy (video), Today, NBC News, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBCNews.com.

NFL to fund domestic violence hotline for the long term, Michael Theis, Austin Business Journal, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 American City Business Journals.

NFL to Partner with Domestic Violence Hotline, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Barry Wilner, Associated Press, The Huffington Post, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

NFL to provide millions to National Domestic Violence Hotline, Michael O'Keeffe, New York Daily News, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NYDailyNews.com.

NFL toughens its stance on domestic violence, Tom Pelissero, USA Today, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today. See memo to all NFL personnel and letter to NFL owners.

NFL toughens policy addressing assault and domestic violence, Josh Levs, CNN, December 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Cable News Network.

NFL vows to end 'culture of silence' surrounding domestic violence scandals involving players, AFP, FOX Sports, December 3, 2014. Copyright © 2014 FOX Sports.

An NFL Wife Tells Her Story: Intimidated Spouses Followed "Code of Silence" Around Domestic Abuse, Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW!, September 16, 2014.

NFL Yet to Give a Penny to National Domestic Violence Hotline, Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, October 14, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Breitbart.

The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Isn't working Because It Wasn't Designed To, Travis Waldron, The Huffington Post, October 21, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

NFL's Effort to Combat Domestic Violence May Go For the Long Game (audio), Tom Goldman, National Public Radio, August 12, 2015. Copyright © 2015 NPR.

NFL's past penalties for domestic violence 'a different story', Michael Martinez and Priscilla Riojas, CNN, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Cable News Network.

NFL's Personal Conduct Policy: A Step in the Right Direction, Rita Smith, The Blog, The Huffington Post, December 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

NFL's problem isn't too many abusers; it's too few Terry Bradshaws speaking out, Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post, October 13, 2015. Copyright © 1996-2015 The Washington Post.

NFL's Roger Goodell Seeks to Right Past Wrongs, Monica Langley, The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

NNEDV Appalled by NFL Decision to Fine Player for Raising Awareness about Domestic Violence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: October 28, 2015.

NNEDV Applauds NFL's New Plan to Address Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: August 28, 2014.

NNEDV Urges NFL Commissioner Goodell to Deliver on His Pledge to "Get it Right"', National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 19, 2014.

NSVRC teams up with NFL to address sexual violence, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: September 19, 2014.

On a solemn CBS pregame show, James Brown made a powerful plea to stop domestic violence, Chris Chase, USA Today, September 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

The Ray Rice Assault Can Be Our Turning Point, Maile Zambuto, Women's eNews, September 21, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women's eNews Inc.

Ray Rice, the NFL and the potential to prevent domestic and sexual violence, David Lee, Blog, PreventConnect, September 11, 2014.

Roger Goodell Announces NFL's Plans to Address Abuse, domesticshelters.org, Phoenix, AZ: September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Theresa's Fund, Inc.

Roger Goodell pays visit to hotline, ESPN NFL, Austin, TX: September 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

Roger Goodell, NFL rightly correct course with change in policy, Judy Battista, National Football League, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NFL Enterprises, LLC. See memo to all NFL personnel and letter to NFL owners.

Roger Goodell: NFL overhauling personal conduct policy, Will Brinson, CBS Sports.com, September 19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive.

Sen. Blumenthal and Former NOW President: The NFL Owes America a Responsible Policy on Domestic Violence, Kim Gandy and Senator Richard Blumenthal, Time, September 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

Severe Penalties for Domestic Violence, Jane McManus, ESPN W, August 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

Sixteen Female Senators Pressure NFL to Adopt Zero-Tolerance Domestic Violence Policy, Arit John, The Wire, September 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Atlantic Monthly Group.

Study finds a strong correlation between repeated head trauma and domestic abuse, Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Washington Post, October 22, 2014. Copyright © 1996-2014 The Washington Post.

Tackling the Story of Domestic Abuse and the N.F.L. (part 3 of 3), Steve Eder, The New York Times, November 21, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company. Read parts 1 and 2.

Terry Bradshaw rips NFL as enablers of domestic violence. Amen!, George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel, October 12, 2015. Copyright © 2015 Orlando Sentinel.

This is how you can help stop domestic violence, Chris Korman, USA Today Sports, September 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today Sports.

Verizon CEO Calls for Focus on Domestic Violence, Not NFL, Scott Moritz, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 18, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Bloomberg LP.

We Heart: UltraViolet's New Game Face for CoverGirl and the NFL, Corinne Gaston, Blog, Ms. Magazine, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 News Theme on Genesis Framework.

Whisked Out of Jail, and Back to the N.F.L. (part 1 of 3), Steve Eder, The New York Times, November 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company. Read parts 2 and 3.

Why (Most) Sponsors Aren't Pulling Out of the NFL, Time, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

Why Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Tony Dokoupil, NBC News, October 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NBCnews.com.

Why I'm Going to Work for the NFL, Cynthia C. Hogan, Politico Magazine, September 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 POLITICO LLC.

Why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Must Go and Who Should Replace Him, Dave Zirin, The Nation, September 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

Will the NFL's Domestic Violence Rule Backfire?, Jonathan Cohn, New Republic, August 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New Republic.

Year later, domestic abuse remains high on NFL brass's radar, Rick Maese, The Washington Post, July 24, 2015. Copyright © 1996-2015 The Washington Post.

Yes, I 'Question the NFL's Commitment' to Being a Force Against Domestic Violence, Dave Zirin, The Nation, August 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

 

 

 

 


 

 


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