Tag Archives: athletes and domestic violence

In defense of the culture of football

TweetIt’s getting harder, if not impossible, to defend the culture of football, and the raw expression of masculinity that comes with it.
Concussions, brain trauma and other crippling injuries suffered on the gridiron are blamed for the suicides of players, some famous, some not.
The names of football players, some famous, some not, are attached to too [...]

The sports media’s rush to judgment on a tragedy

TweetOnly a few hours after Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs shot his girlfriend to death and then took his own life, grand pronouncements about the cause of this tragedy predictably made their way into publication, and on television airwaves.
With only threadbare facts available to them beyond the deaths that left an infant girl [...]

College athletes and domestic violence, revisited

TweetBravo to ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil for this well-reported piece on the complicated backdrop of college athletes and domestic violence and how some universities are trying to address the problem.
In particular, she was careful to point out that the case of George Huguely, a University of Virginia lacrosse player charged this spring with the murder of [...]