Coolikan Podcast #2: Intimate Partner Violence, the NFL and the Church

In February, Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice punched his then fiancé, Janay,  in an Atlantic City hotel elevator knocking her unconscious.  Seven months later on September 8th, after TMZ released footage of the attack in the elevator,  the Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice’s contract (source). This is not the first incident of domestic violence in the NFL or any other sports league.

“From 1989 to 1994 alone, 140 current and former professional or college football players were reported to police for violent acts against women, the Washington Postreported in 1994.” (source)

In fact, the following is a link to an article, which breaks down the rate and history of NFL arrests (by type) since 2000 – NFL Arrest Rates: LINK

On this post, we  discuss Ray Rice’s suspension, the NFL culture and intimate partner violence.

*Honorable Mentions*

Prince Ea: “How never to FAIL at anything EVER again”: LINK

Prince Ea: “Why I think this world should end”: LINK 

20 Standout Groups Stopping Domestic Violence: LINK

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin

Clutch Magazine Article on Womanism: LINK 

*editors note (correction): Ray Rice said alcohol triggered his reaction and he turns into a different person.  But he didn’t say he was an alcoholic

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