Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the hit… » 2/01/15 12:12pm 34 minutes ago

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:12am Wednesday 11:12am

Suit: High School Football Players Raped Girl, Recorded It

A teenage girl claims in a civil lawsuit that she was raped multiple times last year by three Culver City High School football players, who also recorded one of the rapes, shared the video with other students, and tried to intimidate her into not reporting what happened. The suit was filed last week and named the the… » 1/20/15 8:18pm 1/20/15 8:18pm

Colts Linebacker Josh McNary Charged With Rape

Josh McNary, the Colts linebacker known for being a U.S. Army lieutenant before joining the NFL, has been charged with felony rape in Indianapolis, according to documents filed today in a Marion County court. Overall, McNary is charged with one felony count of rape, one felony count of criminal confinement, and one… » 1/14/15 7:53pm 1/14/15 7:53pm

Accuser Asks Court To Ban Ravens Head Of Security From Stadium 

The woman who claims Ravens head of security Darren Sanders groped her during a game has asked a Baltimore court for a peace order, similar to a restraining order, because "I fear for myself and my family's safety." As part of the request, she asked the court to order Sanders to not contact her and to avoid her place… » 1/02/15 9:33am 1/02/15 9:33am

Ravens Head Of Security Allegedly Assaulted Woman During Game

When news broke last night that the Baltimore Ravens' head of security, Darren Sanders, had been charged with sexual assault, details were slim. But now TMZ has gotten a copy of the police report, and is reporting that Sanders is accused of assaulting an M&T Bank Stadium employee during the Ravens' game against the… » 12/31/14 12:52pm 12/31/14 12:52pm

So What Happened With The FSU Player And The Crack-Smoking Prostitute?

On Christmas Eve, while most of America was indulging in Christmas carols, bad bowl games, and General Tso's chicken, Tallahassee police released information on two investigations involving Florida State athletes. That seemed to all but ensure that nobody would actually read them, so I'm revisiting those cases… » 12/29/14 3:18pm 12/29/14 3:18pm

Alleged Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Indicted On Federal Charges

Yes, there are even more charges against Darren Sharper now. On top of those brought by a state grand jury in New Orleans, a federal grand jury also brought charges in district court against the former NFL safety last Friday. The federal charges aren't for rape but instead focus on the drugs that Sharper is accused of… » 12/18/14 7:05pm 12/18/14 7:05pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 2:44pm 11/24/14 2:44pm

Report: N.J. High School Football Players Sexually Assaulted Freshmen

Sayreville (N.J.) Superintendent of Schools Richard Labbe cancelled Sayreville War Memorial High School's football season Monday amid claims of hazing, though the details were unknown. But a parent of a Sayreville player talked to NJ.com today, and what happened sounds horrific and inhumane. » 10/08/14 5:04pm 10/08/14 5:04pm