The National Football League while be announcing a new domestic violence and sexual assault policy in November; reported by NBC News earlier this month. It’s been about two months since the NFL began dealing with scandal involving domestic violence prompted by the former Ravens running back Ray Rice video of him apparently assaulting his former fiance.
A crisis response team will also be formed, including league officials trained as first responders. According to Roger Goodell (NFL commissioner), the league will also be consulting outside experts in order to revise its personal conduct policy. The league will also work to educate both the players, and other league employees. The personal conduct policy is still under review and revision, per an NFL spokesperson.
That’s a separate program from the league’s new domestic violence and sexual assault policy, which will consist of procedures and resources utilized to manage anyone from an NFL team, or a league employee, who is facing a domestic violence or sexual assault situation themselves – again – per the NFL spokesperson. A series of PSAs, featuring current and former NFL players like Eli Manning, Jason Witten, and Cris Carter, began airing during games last week.
One member of the NFL’s new team of advisers, former head of New York City’s sex crimes unit, Lisa Friel, said the NFL is still figuring out when to punish players who have been accused of domestic violence. “It won’t be upon an allegation, I can tell you that,” she said. “And it won’t be merely upon an arrest. It will be at somewhere farther down the process.”
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