"Footage of a player dragging an unconscious woman from an elevator gets the player a two-day suspension, but footage of the act that put her in that condition gets him suspended indefinitely?"
"Should anyone be shocked at the irrefutable evidence of domestic violence in the NFL? Professional football players are men who make their living through violence, and for whom violence well executed has made millionaires of nearly all of them. ... To be a star athlete in America is to grow up, from roughly the age of 14 on, with no one—coaches, contemporaries, later scouts and agents—ever saying no to you. Fame, money, women come rolling in for these athletes, the favorites, or so it sometimes seems, at least while they are still young, of the gods. When someone does say no—a drunk fiancée, a disobedient child—is it all that shocking that the athletes respond with violence?"