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Word on the Street: NFL increases punishment for players accused of domestic abuse

The NFL has changed its policy when it comes to punishing players accused of domestic abuse. First offenders will get a six-game suspension, and a second offense means a lifetime ban that can only

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2014, 11:11 PM

Updated 3,583 days ago

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The NFL has changed its policy when it comes to punishing players accused of domestic abuse.
First offenders will get a six-game suspension, and a second offense means a lifetime ban that can only be appealed after one year out of the league.
These changes come after Commissioner Roger Goodell says he got it wrong when handling the two-game suspension of running back Ray Rice, who allegedly knocked out his then-fiancee.
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to find out if residents think tougher league punishments are a good thing. Most agreed that celebrities and popular figures should not be exempt from punishment for doing the wrong thing.


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