The ad is part of the NFL’s campaign to address domestic violence after a string of high-profile abuse cases involving league players, including Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.
“I punched a mailman, that’s federal baby.”
The unnamed official told the AP that he sent the video of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée to NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller.
Fans have taken to Twitter to slam ESPN after the company suspended Simmons Wednesday. Simmons’ suspension came after he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar.
In expletive-laced comments, Simmons called Goodell a liar, then challenged ESPN to censure him.
Each picture in the project represents a team that employs players with a domestic violence record.
The NFL Players Association filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension on behalf of Ray Rice on Sept. 16.
Steve Bisciotti said Monday that the information in ESPN’s report came from sources close to Ray Rice. The reporter fired back, saying the claim was “not true.”
BuzzFeed News asks sponsors if they would sever ties with the league over concerns about the way it handles domestic abuse and punishes players accused of violent acts.
“I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter.”
The NFL Commissioner addresses the recent high-profile abuse cases involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players.
Marriott Hotels, the official hotel sponsor of the NFL, told BuzzFeed News Friday that it is reviewing its deal with the league.
People began queuing up as early as 4 a.m. to return their Ray Rice jerseys at the M&T Stadium in Baltimore.
Stern statements from brands like Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch aren’t really damaging the league. If they want to affect real change, they need to hit the league and its owners where it hurts most — in their wallets.
Loyal CoverGirl users say they are not happy that the brand continues to sponsor the NFL despite the public outcry against its handling of domestic violence cases.
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s CEO and chairwoman issued a statement today addressing the NFL’s “mishandling” of “the repugnant behavior of a few players.”
The Carolina Panthers removed defensive end Greg Hardy from their roster until a domestic violence case against him is resolved, according to reports. Attorney Gloria Allred is calling on the NFL to improve its investigation process of abuse allegations to provide fair, speedy discipline.
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.
Update: CBS will be using their new theme music to open the broadcast instead of Rihanna’s song.The singer lashed out at the network after they pulled her song from the inaugural broadcast of Thursday Night Football following the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
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.
“So you DID need to see Ray Rice punching her in the face to make this decision…”
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.
“They handled it so poorly.”
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.