The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.
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A week of news about the ongoing Ray Rice saga had some observers wondering if the NFL brand would take a hit. But the TV ratings for one of the league’s showcase, prime-time slots were even higher than last year.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he did not see the tape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance in an elevator before he handed down a two-game suspension. Count Bill Littlefield among the skeptics.
After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.
On Sunday morning, just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new domestic violence policy, Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested on domestic violence charges. Bill Littlefield finds himself considering the fallout within and beyond the NFL.
After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.
How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.
If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.
With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.
Only A Game’s Doug Tribou traveled to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, but he couldn’t totally escape American pro sports teams.