NFL Commissioner speaks about domestic violence

This year the National Football League has been under fire for their handling of several domestic violence cases.

Most notably the Ray Rice scandal. Since that story broke, the NFL has promised to devote more resources to fight domestic violence and paid for a domestic violence ad to play during the Super Bowl.

The ad plays a 9-1-1 call made by a woman who was pretending to order a pizza, so she didn't tip off her attacker.

Since the Ray Rice incident, the league has toughened penalties for domestic violence incidents. A first offense will result in a six-week suspension and a second offense leads to banishment from the league.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the issue during a news conference Friday.

"We want to make a difference in this area, not just internally but externally, we've done a great deal to bring more awareness to these issues; domestic violence, and sexual assault... we as the NFL want to make this an important issue, where we can make a difference in society in general because this is a problem in broader society," said Goodell.

Late last year the NFL owners approved a new personal conduct policy, but it still has to be approved by the player's union.
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