Does the NFL really care about domestic violence? | The Tylt
Does the NFL really care about domestic violence?
Is this a sign the league is finally taking domestic abuse seriously or are is the NFL still complacent?
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.
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.