Violence on the field is why millions of Americans tune in to watch the National Football League. But today, in the wake of its handling of the Ray Rice assault on his then-fiancee, the NFL is under increasing pressure to change its attitude toward violence off the field—especially violence against women. The fallout has spurred a national conversation about attitudes toward domestic abuse victims, and the culture of misogyny in sports. We’ll explore whether it’s possible to change that culture, and what this incident says about the game, its players, the front office, and the fans.
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