Domestic Violence

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The ancient and noble art of telling a bitch twice.

Basketball

NBA


NBAPA

"It's time we stopped treating the wives and girlfriends like the pampered stars that their husband and boyfriends are," said Eric Snow the Philadelphia 76'ers player representative of the National Basketball Players Association. "We can't just arrest one of the best players in the NBA on the word of his naked wife and her crazy family. This kind of thing just happens too often, we have to find out how to get our players to avoid women who deserve beatings." [1]

NCAA


Football

NFL

Pros and Cons

In their book, Pros and Cons, Jeff Benedict and Don Yaeger led the first comprehensive investigation into the criminal backgrounds of NFL players. The probe examined the criminal histories of 509 active players who were randomly selected from the 1996-97 rosters. Of them, 109 players (a staggering 21%) had been arrested or indicted, a combined 264 times more then the general public, for crimes more serious than minor misdemeanours. The charges included two for homicide, four for kidnapping, seven for rape, forty-two for assault or aggravated assault, and forty-five for domestic violence.[3]

Maybe there is an increase, but there won't be any fighting in our house on Saturday night.

The NFL has been associated with domestic violence, especially on Super Bowl Sunday. This started in 1993 when the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) liberal think-tank convinced NBC to air a public service announcement prior to the start of the game. “Domestic violence is a crime,” the ad said. FAIR claimed that national studies proved that more incidents of domestic violence happen on Super Bowl Sunday. When pressed by the Washington Post's Ken Ringle, FAIR said its evidence was purely “anecdotal.” [4]

NCAA


Joe Paterno

"I'm going to go home... and beat up my wife." [5]

Baseball

MLB


NCAA


Hockey

NHL


NCAA


Other

  • "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
  • Jim Lampley
  • Marv Albert
  • Jay Mariotti
  • Sitiveni Sivivatu
  • Chris Benoit
    • Nancy Benoit filed for a divorce in May 2003, saying their three-year union was irrevocably broken and alleging "cruel treatment." But she later dropped the complaint, as well as a request for a restraining order in which she charged that Benoit had threatened her and had broken furniture in their home.
    • In the divorce filing, she said Benoit made more than $500,000 a year as a professional wrestler and asked for permanent custody of Daniel and child support. In his response, Benoit sought joint custody. [7]


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