NFL – Domestic Abuse – No More Campaign

I did not watch the Super Bowl, but I did watch this episode of DemocracyNow!

FYI: The NFL (Nonprofit Football League) has not paid any taxes since 1966 and average Americans are left paying higher taxes to make up for that lost revenue.

The NFL has spent decades covering up domestic violence and now attempts to put up a conscious front. This league is only out to make billions at any cost.

NFL’s Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse

ray-riceBaltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been cut by his football team and indefinitely suspended by the National Football League after a video showed him punching his then-fiancée into unconsciousness. The footage, from February, was released Monday by the tabloid website TMZ. The details of the case have been known for months after a previous video from a different angle showed Rice dragging the unconscious woman out of an elevator and dropping her face-first on the ground. The Baltimore Ravens had defended Rice, while the NFL’s first response in July was to suspend him for just two games. A massive public outcry led NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize and change the league’s domestic violence policy.

Watch the video as Democracy Now critiques the NFL’s history of disregard for violence against women by it’s players.

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Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson Becomes The Highest Paid Corner back In The League

After reports were release back in May that the Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman had become the highest paid cornerback in the league with a new 4 year contract extension worth $65 million, Cleveland Brown’s Joe Haden quickly stole the shine a week later by announcing his 5 year contract extension which was worth $68 million. While Haden was able to hold onto that title for the past 2 ½ months, he will now be one upped by fellow NFL corner back Patrick Peterson.

After negotiating since February, last night the Arizona Cardinals released a statement announcing a contract extension with Patrick Peterson. Although the team’s announcement did not specify the pay, Peterson followed up via Twitter with a statement of his own stating that the deal is worth $70 million, with $48 million guaranteed-making Peterson the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. The 5 year contract extension will end in 2020. Patrick originally signed a 4 year contract with undisclosed terms back in 2011 after being selected 5th overall in the draft pick. It was reported this morning that Peterson received a $15.3 million signing bonus.