As an NFL football fan, I’ve been following the news today about Ray Rice, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, who was cut from the team and then suspended indefinitely by the league for an incident of domestic violence at an Atlantic City casino earlier in the year. The NFL previously suspended Rice for two games, but this morning, video of the incident was released by TMZ, and we all were given the opportunity to witness for the first time the deplorable thing that Rice had done to his then-fiancee, now-wife.
In 2007, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was convicted for his involvement in a dog-fighting operation, and he went to prison for a while and was banned from the NFL for two years. Knowing that, I had been disappointed that the NFL only gave Rice a two-game suspension. I love dogs, but domestic violence is a more serious issue than animal cruelty.