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NFL: Six-Game Suspension for Any Domestic Violence Charge

NFL: Six-Game Suspension for Any Domestic Violence Charge

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Any player that commits a domestic violence crime will be handed a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a second offense, the NFL announced on Thursday.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that he did not get the suspension to Ravens running back Ray Rice correct, which led to the news.

“At times, however, and despite our best efforts, we fall short of our goals,” Goodell wrote in a letter. “We clearly did so in response to a recent incident of domestic violence….My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values.”

Rice was suspended for the first two games of the regular season after being arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after allegedly knocking out his fiancee in an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Goodell and the NFL received much criticism for not coming down harder on a domestic violence case.

“Our personal conduct policy has long made clear that domestic violence and sexual assault are unacceptable. We clearly must do a better job of addressing these incidents in the NFL. And we will,” Goodell continued.

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Maryland First-Grader Suspended for Making Gun Gesture with Hand

Maryland First-Grader Suspended for Making Gun Gesture with Hand

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — A 6-year-old boy who was suspended from his elementary school for making a gun gesture with his hand and saying “pow” is fighting his suspension through a lawyer.The Montgomery County School District sus…

Bullied ISU Player Suspended From Team

Bullied ISU Player Suspended From Team

(POCATELLO) – An Idaho State football player involved in a shoving incident with head coach Mike Kramer last month has been suspended from the team. Wide receiver Derek Graves was notified by letter Thursday that he had been suspended indefinitely. The letter, which Kramer authored, alleged that Graves violated team policy for being late for […]

Delonte West Reinstated by Mavericks

Delonte West Reinstated by Mavericks

Harry How/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West’s suspension didn’t last long. West, who was suspended Tuesday morning for conduct detrimental to the team, was reinstated Tuesday afternoon after a meeting with Mavericks’ presid…

Newt Gingrich Ends Presidential Campaign

Newt Gingrich Ends Presidential Campaign

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Newt Gingrich officially ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday.“Today I’m suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign doesn’t mean suspending …

Gingrich Releases Campaign Suspension Video

Gingrich Releases Campaign Suspension Video

ABC/Donna Svennevik(WASHINGTON) — Newt Gingrich released a video on his YouTube channel Tuesday to give his supporters “insider advance notice” that he will be suspending his campaign on Wednesday.Gingrich’s wife, Callista, tweeted a…

Ryan Braun Wins Appeal

Ryan Braun Wins Appeal

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun had his 50-game drug-related suspension overturned by baseball arbitrator Shym Das on Thursday.  It is the first time a…

Teacher Sues for Right to Say ‘N—–‘ in Class

Teacher Sues for Right to Say ‘N—–‘ in Class

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A white Chicago school teacher who was suspended for leading a class discussion about the “N-word,” race relations and racism has sued the school district for what he sees as unjust punishment.Lincoln Brown, 48, a …

Roland Martin Suspended by CNN Over ‘Offensive’ Tweets

Roland Martin Suspended by CNN Over ‘Offensive’ Tweets

Joe Kohen/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — CNN has smacked the “ish” out of Roland Martin.The commentator has been suspended indefinitely for tweets he sent during Sunday’s Super Bowl that were criticized as being anti-gay, accordi…

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(FLINT, Mich.) — Seventeen-year-old J.T. Gaskins woke up early Monday morning and got ready for school like all of his classmates, but instead of going to his Michigan high school, he settled in for what will be his …

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