Top of Mind Thursday September 4, 2014: Big Time Fumble

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This week, the Baltimore Ravens fired star player Ray Rice after a video surfaced of Rice beating his then-fiancée unconscious.

Leverage2Market LogoRice didn’t deny the accusation; he had already been fined and suspended for the charge, as part of the NFL’s new domestic violence policy. But with the appearance of this graphic video, the Ravens and the league felt the need to take more drastic action.

Domestic violence should never be excused or condoned. Period. But the presence of a video (which the NFL may have known about for sometime) should be irrelevant.  The penalty for this kind of behavior should be harsh enough to send a strong message to those who are tempted to resort to violence against a partner: Don’t even think about it.

Unfortunately, this was not the first incident of its kind and it’s unlikely to be the last. Now’s the chance for the league and its teams to show leadership as they recover from this fumble. The world is watching.

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