Following NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the revised and strengthened Personal Conduct Policy endorsed by all 32 teams yesterday in Dallas, people across the country reacted. This wide-ranging group included media, domestic violence and sexual assault policy experts, fans and members of Congress.
United States Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) wrote as part of his statement, “I acknowledge the League’s efforts are a good first step toward addressing these issues. I look forward to reviewing the details of this new personal conduct policy in its entirety. If domestic violence and abuse are to be addressed appropriately in professional sports, players unions, like the NFL Players Association, must also rise to the occasion. Stopping domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse is more important than donning a team’s uniform on any given Sunday.”
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said, “I am pleased that the NFL team owners have chosen to revise and update the league’s policies on personal conduct. This is an important first step in addressing the problem of assault and domestic violence in professional sports. I look forward to reviewing these modifications, and urge the NFL Players Association to work with the league to ensure such acts of violence are addressed swiftly and perpetrators are disciplined appropriately.”
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