NFL donates $10M to fight sexual violence. But should people be skeptical? | The Tylt
The NFL is donating $10 million to help in the fight against sexual violence in a partnership with Raliance. The funding will last for five years and will go to a coalition of non-profit organizations: the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).
NFL's partnership started with NSVRC following the domestic violence incidents involving Greg Hardy and Ray Rice in 2014.
NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility, Anna Isaacson, told USA TODAY Sports:
“What I can’t stress enough is the potential for this progress and how excited we are to be standing behind these organizations because their goals are so lofty and this is such a huge moment in sexual violence. To be able to use these moments and actually make real change, it's something that we really believe in. The coalition really believes they can end sexual violence in a generation and they've convinced the NFL that they can do it, and that's really huge and exciting and something that we're going to be watching closely and following for many years.”
But some aren't buying it. Critics say dropping $10 million isn't a good enough solution. They want accountability, and they want the league to get rid of players who commit these kinds of crimes. Rice's career eventually suffered, but initially he was only given a two-game suspension for the incident. Hardy's 10-game suspension was lifted.
So is donating money to the coalition really the best AND only step? Or should people be skeptical about the NFL's commitment unless they do more?
What do you think: #GreatStepNFL or #NotBuyingItNFL?
NFL donates $10M to fight sexual violence. But should people be skeptical?
I will believe the NFL cares about ending violence when initiatives focus on supporting the wives and partners of players— OriginalRudeGyal (@Blackamazon) June 28, 2016