The players’ union announced Tuesday it is appealing the NFL’s decision to indefinitely suspend Ray Rice following the release of a video that showed the running back punching his then-fiancée. BuzzFeed News takes a look at what happens next.
Gov. Mark Dayton calls Peterson’s actions “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota.”
UPDATE: The NFL star is on leave with pay “to take care of his personal and legal issues.” He has been excluded from all Minnesota Vikings team activities until he resolves the child abuse charges he’s facing in Texas.
The newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, said she had been in an abusive relationship in college.
Mom Hannah Storm got emotional on SportsCenter while talking about having to explain the NFL’s decisions with her football fan daughters.
Now that’s smart parenting.
The planned opening — which included the Jay Z-Rihanna song “Run This Town,” with narration by Don Cheadle — was scrapped. Instead, the pregame show will feature news coverage of the Ray Rice incident and the NFL’s response to a video showing him punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
Why the Ray Rice situation is an opportunity for women in the sports industry to speak up.
“My main focus is the Detroit Lions. I think I’ve got my hands full trying to stay protected from Donkey Kong Suh and my fellow Auburn teammate Nick Fairley.”
The NFL says an independent investigation will be overseen by Giants owner John Mara and Steelers owner Art Rooney. The final report will be made public.
But in a letter to team leadership on Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell again denied seeing the clip of a domestic violence incident between the former Baltimore Raven and his then-fiancée. He said laws governing ongoing investigations by law enforcement prevented the league from obtaining video.
Steve Bisciotti told fans in a letter the team did not do all they could have after a domestic violence incident involving former running back Ray Rice and his then-fiancee. “Seeing that video changed everything. We should have seen it earlier.”
Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the NFL had asked to see video from a casino elevator where former Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his then-fiancée.
Some stadium stores are offering an exchange on Ray Rice jerseys, the team announced on Tuesday morning. The former player has also been removed from videos shown during Rutgers University football games and EA Sports’ video game.
And people are really not happy about it.
In response to the video showing NFL player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious, women and men shared their own powerful stories on Twitter. BuzzFeed News spoke to the woman who began the hashtag.
“Just know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love is.”
“Today has just proven, once and for all, that I’m not missing fucking anything by not watching football.”
All he wanted to do was kick a field goal.
Updated: Brian Kilmeade clarified that he takes the issue of domestic abuse very seriously. The Fox hosts also criticized Janay Palmer and Rihanna for going back to their abusive partners.
Featuring a pug in a ball pen, NFL players reading mean tweets about themselves, and a man drinking an entire bottle of whiskey in 15 seconds.
Football players may be tough on the field, but they have feelings, too.
Welcome to my football fandom life.
WARNING: You will never look at Johnny Manziel the same ever again. H/T Mandatory.
“Yep, this year is my year.”
UPDATE: Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announces signing of Sam.
Six games for the first offense, lifetime ban for second.
Because who wants to get drunk with the enemy?.
“Michael Sam is gay, are we not over this yet?”
“Every time the R-word is used, something disrespectful is happening.”