Domestic Violence and the NFL

Sep 18, 2014

10 am

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was recently put on indefinite suspension after footage of him knocking out his girlfriend became public. The NFL has come under scrutiny for its inconsistent policies regarding domestic violence and its players. This hour we'll talk about the role of professional sports in policing and enforcing the conduct of pro athletes.


  • Tom Goldman, NPR Sports Correspondent
  • Michael Arace, sports columnist for the Columbus Dispatch
  • Michael H. LeRoy, professor of labor and employment relations and of law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gregg Easterbrook, author of The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America