MRA Brings Human Rights Complaint Against CFL Team For Anti-DV Campaign

The CFL's Toronto Argonauts are supporters of the White Ribbon Campaign, a domestic-violence prevention initiative formed in response to the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, where 14 women at a Montreal university were murdered by a man who claimed that he was "fighting feminism." It is, not surprisingly, focused on… » 1/26/15 2:03pm Monday 2:03pm

Kurt Busch's Testimony: My Ex-Girlfriend Is A Trained Assassin 

Back in November, Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll accused him of smashing her head into a motorhome wall three times, and filed for a protection order. The first two days of a hearing regarding the order were held in Kent County (Del.) Family Court in December. According to ESPN, Driscoll testified that… » 1/13/15 11:14pm 1/13/15 11:14pm

Domestic Violence Charges Against Hope Solo Dropped

U.S. Women's National team goalkeeper Hope Solo had both misdemeanor assault charges against her dropped Tuesday, according to the New York Times. Solo was arrested in June, after police responded to a 911 call from her home and found her sister and 17-year-old nephew with visible injuries. The police determined that… » 1/13/15 7:20pm 1/13/15 7:20pm

Man Charged With Killing Adrian Peterson's Son Allegedly Violates Bond

Remember Joseph Patterson? He's the man who was charged with murder over a year ago for allegedly beating to death Tyrese Ruffin, Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son. He somehow made it out on bond, and was subsequently accused of violating that in June when he went to the house of Ann Doohen—Ruffin's mother, who he was… » 1/06/15 8:40pm 1/06/15 8:40pm

Peter King Is A Goddamn Embarrassment

SI.com's Peter King, the most powerful NFL writer in the business, sees his job as flattering other powerful people so that they'll allow him to uncritically pass on whatever they'd like to have passed on. He's very good at it, as the incredible correction buried a couple of thousand words into his latest column shows. » 12/01/14 3:45pm 12/01/14 3:45pm

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 11/19/14 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