NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shades NFL

The NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation. Taylor was arrested in September, and the memo outlines exactly… » 11/19/14 8:03pm Wednesday 8:03pm

FSU's Karlos Williams Not Charged In Domestic Battery Investigation

The domestic battery case involving Florida State's Karlos Williams has been moved to open/inactive, so no charges will be filed unless something changes, according to a police incident report released today. The reason, according to the report, is that the alleged victim, the mother of Williams's child, "has chosen… » 11/12/14 5:44pm 11/12/14 5:44pm

DA Memo In Ray McDonald Case Shows How Cop Worked As 49ers Lackey

The district attorney's office in Santa Clara, Calif., announced today that it would not file charges against Ray McDonald after his domestic violence arrest earlier this year. (McDonald was accused of hitting his pregnant fiancée after they got in a fight at his August birthday party.) As part of the announcement, … » 11/10/14 2:46pm 11/10/14 2:46pm

War Machine on Jail Suicide Attempt: 'I Bitched Out Way Too Early'

It's been a little more than two months since ex-MMA fighter War Machine was jailed for the savage beating of his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack, and about three weeks since he reportedly attempted suicide in the Las Vegas jail where he's being held while awaiting trial. » 11/10/14 1:44pm 11/10/14 1:44pm

Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:12pm 10/21/14 3:12pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 1:58pm 10/20/14 1:58pm

Ex-NFL Exec: "Hundreds" Of Domestic Violence Cases Quote Out Of Context

Last night, USA Today published a damning interview with former Giants, Buccaneers, and Bears executive Jerry Angelo. In it, he was quoted as having said that he was aware of the NFL having covered up "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents over his 30 years in the league. Today, he says that USA Today » 10/10/14 12:37pm 10/10/14 12:37pm

Ex-NFL Exec Says Teams Covered Up "Hundreds" Of Domestic Violence Cases

Jerry Angelo, who spent three decades with the Giants, Buccaneers, and Bears (most recently serving as Chicago's GM through 2011), gave an interview to USA Today in which he said he knew of "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic-violence incidents during his time in the league that teams—including his own—failed to take… » 10/09/14 5:51pm 10/09/14 5:51pm

Did John Elway's Son Get Special Treatment In His Assault Case?

Back in May, John Elway III was charged with assault and disturbing the peace after his girlfriend told police that he'd dragged her out of his car by her hair and pushed her to the ground when she tried to get back into the vehicle. At a hearing on Sept. 16, he copped a nice plea deal that included dropping the… » 10/03/14 5:10pm 10/03/14 5:10pm

Goodell: Look At All The Talking I'm Doing About Domestic Violence

After the Ray Rice debacle, Roger Goodell talked a lot about making the NFL a leader on the issue of domestic violence. And, like any good corporate leader, what better way to show your leadering than by issuing weekly update memos? In three weeks, Goodell has issued three memos, enough to provide in-depth analysis… » 10/03/14 2:17pm 10/03/14 2:17pm

Hornets Small Forward Jeff Taylor Charged With Domestic Assault [Update]

Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor was arrested at a hotel in East Lansing, Michigan, Thursday morning. According to WCNC, Taylor was charged with "one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property." The details surrounding the arrest are scant, and it is not immediately clear what… » 9/25/14 9:04pm 9/25/14 9:04pm

The Association For Women In Sports Media Will Keep The NFL's Money

Well, this is awkward. Since 2011, the NFL—no great friend to women, including the ones who work in sports mediahas been a sponsor for the convention for AWSM, the Association for Women in Sports Media. How much does the NFL give? The league's last IRS tax form available online, from 2012, lists a $15,000 donation to… » 9/24/14 6:15pm 9/24/14 6:15pm