ESPN: Rice Believes Ravens Owner Tried To Bribe Him In Coverup Attempt

ESPN's Outside The Lines just dropped a doozy of a story about the handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. It's a long and thoroughly reported piece, centering mainly on the Ravens' end of the investigation, but the big bullet points are these: Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass,… » 9/19/14 6:46pm Friday 6:46pm

NFL Issues Press Release Through USA Today On How Hard It's Working

The NFL wants you to know it's working hard on the issue of domestic violence. It hasn't actually changed anything since the video of Ray Rice slugging his wife was released. But why should that get in the way of a good press release, also known as an exclusive interview, as Tim Marchman explained yesterday. » 9/18/14 4:33pm Thursday 4:33pm

Jim Harbaugh: "We're Not Going To Flinch" And Bench Ray McDonald

The 49ers are in a thorny situation with starting DE Ray McDonald, who has played the first two games despite an ongoing investigation into accusations he assaulted his pregnant fiancée. But McDonald has not been charged, and to Jim Harbaugh, that's enough. "We're not going to flinch based on public speculation," the… » 9/16/14 11:11am 9/16/14 11:11am

You Could Watch Floyd Mayweather's Shitty, Overpriced PPV. But Why?

Since our article on Floyd Mayweather ran in July, I've received notes from countless fans and even a number of professional boxing writers who've said that they cannot continue to support a man with his history of battering women and utter lack of remorse. Even ESPN got in on the act—well, ESPNw did, to be more… » 9/13/14 5:37pm 9/13/14 5:37pm

Mayweather, On Being A Serial Woman Beater: "Only God Can Judge Me"

Floyd Mayweather beats women. This much is obvious, but for whatever reason it took Rachel Nichols on CNN's Unguarded to actually ask "Money" about his long history as a misogynist and domestic abuser in light of his upcoming bout Saturday against Marcos Maidana. His answers will leave you quite unsatisfied. » 9/12/14 11:13pm 9/12/14 11:13pm

CBS's James Brown Calls On Men To Improve The Way They Treat Women

Before tonight's Steelers-Ravens game, CBS's James Brown delivered a powerful speech regarding domestic violence in America and what men should do to take responsibility. Brown touches on the language men use and the attitude it displays. The speech was eloquent, acknowledging all women who are victims of domestic… » 9/11/14 8:55pm 9/11/14 8:55pm

The Only Thing Unusual About Ray And Janay Rice Is That Anyone Noticed

One of my first homicide stories as a young crime reporter was about a woman killed by her boyfriend. One of my last stories as a crime reporter was about a woman killed by her husband. In between, there were too many dead women to count. A few stand out in memory, the ones whose deaths were especially grisly or… » 9/11/14 4:09pm 9/11/14 4:09pm