This title is a doozy, isn’t it?
But, despite how shocking and sad it can be, it is factual. The recent news of the deal between Antonio Brown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlights just how bad the NFL, teams and players are when it comes to protecting women.
Brown doesn’t have another chance unless the keepers want him back. And for a league where women make up 47 percent of the fan base, the question was even asked: is it time for women to take a position?
Once again, it appears that the onus will be on the oppressed to help their oppressors change society. This is a situation that happens too often.
And although Brown’s name is in the news right now, there have been many men before him who have received slaps on the wrists and been allowed to play football again with little to no consequence. People either forgot or chose to look away because of their talent, or the news cycle just moved on.
Well, we don’t want you to ever ignore what the NFL has allowed, or what it has become: a league that will block you if you want the police to stop killing black people, but will gladly welcome you in arms. open if you get your hands on women.
Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
Last year, the Chiefs cut Hunt after a video was released of him kicking and pushing a woman. But that didn’t stop the Browns from signing him.
Tyreek Hill, chefs de Kansas City
After being fired from the Oklahoma State football team for domestic assault charges in college, the the league chose not to suspend Hill even after audio has been released to tell him to his fiancée “you should be afraid of me too”, after allegedly breaking his son’s arm.
Jameis Winston, Buccaneers de Tampa Bay
Three-game suspension for groping a female Uber driver. So what there is that.
Jimmy Smith, Ravens de Baltimore
Suspended four games for ” misbehavior»Towards his ex-girlfriend.
Josh Brown, New York Giants
Brown signed with the Giants again and got a raise from them even though they were aware of his domestic violence issues, which led to a six-game suspension.
Ezekiel Elliot, Cowboys de Dallas
Six-game suspension after a lengthy investigation into alleged domestic violence situations.
Ray McDonald, 49ers de San Francisco
McDonald was arrested after bruises were found on his fiancee. No charges were filed against him. The Bears would cut him off a year later for being arrested for domestic violence.
TJ Ward, Denver Broncos
Received a one-game suspension for allegedly threw a glass cup at a female bartender in a strip club.
Greg Hardy, Panthers de la Caroline
His initial 10-game suspension was reduced to four, even after Deadspin posted the photos proving that he beat his girlfriend.
Chris Cook, Vikings of Minnesota
Cook missed 10 games after domestic violence arrest, but the case took a turn when the jury acquitted him, ruling that he had acted in self-defense.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers de Pittsburgh
Big Ben’s six-game suspension was reduced to just four after he was accused of sexually assault a student in a bathroom in a bar.
Adam «Pacman» Jones, Titans du Tennessee
One-year suspension after banging a dancer at a Las Vegas strip club during All-Star Weekend, which started a riot This led to several people being shot.
Joe Mixon, Bengals de Cincinnati
The Bengals took on Mixon with the 48th pick in the 2017 Draft, though it happened.