NFL, Nation Struggle With Domestic Violence

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was released from the team and suspended by the NFL this week after TMZ published a video showing him brutally punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. Meanwhile, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says he doesn't have enough information to punish player Ray McDonald following an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The incidents come 20 years to the week of the signing of Violence Against Women Act. We discuss domestic violence, the response from the NFL and how the nation's response to domestic abuse has changed in the past two decades.


Ann Killion, sports columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle

Esta Soler, founder and president of Futures Without Violence