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NFL Increases Penalties For Domestic Violence

 
NFL Increases Penalties For Domestic Violence

BY: John Mamola
@JohnMamola

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted a mistake and announced new rules for suspensions involving NFL players in domestic violence cases.  NFL players will now be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Goodell.

A memo was sent to all 32 teams owners on Thursday, and according to the AP Goodell says he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for allegedly hitting his then Fiancée Janay Palmer. 

The couple are now married.

Goodell told teams to distribute to all players the memo in which he writes: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

The NFLPA has not released a statement on the new punishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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