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    The National Football League: Action Versus Activism

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    28 pagesThe National Football League (NFL) has faced public scrutiny in recent years for the way it has handled domestic violence incidents involving players. After Ray Rice, a star running back, was caught on camera striking his then fiancée, domestic violence in the NFL was thrust into the spotlight. Public backlash ensued, and the NFL handled that backlash by introducing and publicizing a new Personal Conduct Policy, which outlined stricter penalties for players involved in domestic violence. The NFL also became an activist against domestic violence. Through a content analysis, this Article compares the NFL’s activism to its action against players who are involved in domestic violence