Domestic violence has been a huge issue not only in sports, but in life in general we have seen many popular cases of domestic violence in past years relating to African American domestic violence cases with the police. This is a problem that all sports must crack down on.
Examples of domestic violence in the NFL this year have been Greg Hardy’s debatable four-game suspension after photos surfaced of his ex-girlfriend badly bruised and beaten. There should be no place in the sport for any kind of domestic violence especially when a female is the victim. Another example of a terrible case of this was when video was released of Ray Rice, ex running back for the Baltimore Ravens, striking his fiancé in an elevator and knocking her unconscious. Rice was only suspended for two games and was reinstated after it but no team has yet to pick him up.
Any case of domestic violence in the NFL against a woman if proven to be true should be an automatic season long suspension or worse. If the league really wants to show they have this issue fully under control, they will do their best to crackdown on any domestic case involving any player in the league; more can be done to solve this problem. It is inexcusable that a player only be suspended two games after a clear video is shown of him striking his fiancé in the face knocking her unconscious; any ordinary man would go to jail for this for a long time, but NFL players get a free pass because they have more money, and the bail is easier to pay off.
Hopefully in the future the NFL implements new rules against any domestic violence case a player is involved in and puts a stop to this issue facing them.