Does the NFL really care about domestic violence? | The Tylt

Does the NFL really care about domestic violence?

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt received an eight-game suspension stemming from an incident where he kicked a woman in 2018. Many point to the heavy suspension, especially for a first-time offense, as an indication the league is finally punishing the crime appropriately. Still, it's hard to forget the relatively light sentences the NFL handed out before. People also think anything the league does to punish abusers is performative anyway. What do you think? 🏈

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Is this a sign the league is finally taking domestic abuse seriously or are is the NFL still complacent?

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Just a couple years ago, players were only getting one- or two-game suspensions for domestic abuse. Since then, Ezekiel Elliot got banned for six games and Kareem Hunt got eight games. The culture is shifting and the league is taking domestic abuse seriously.

Yes, the league took a very lax approach in the past, but the five-games Kareem Hunt missed last year and the eight games he's sitting out this year show the NFL is no longer sitting on its hands.

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NFL morality is a joke. Someone smoking a plant to deal with anxiety gets a harsher punishment than someone who hits women is ridiculous. People are patting the league on the back for handing an eight-game suspension when a longer suspension was probably warranted. If the NFL really cared, it would have made an example out of Hunt and banned him for longer.

The league has always been reactionary and only acts when things go public. The team never made the effort to obtain video and only acted with a heavy hand when the video became public. Until the NFL is more proactive with its policies, the league can't genuinely argue that it cares about domestic violence. 

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