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Jonathan Dwyer Joins NFLers Facing Assault Charges

The Arizona Cardinals' running back faces multiple assault charges

(Newser) - The hit list keeps growing, and unfortunately, that is meant literally. In the first few weeks of the NFL season, a slew of domestic violence and child abuse allegations have come to light involving star football players, including a graphic video of Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens) appearing to punch unconscious... More »

Peterson to Play Sunday Despite Abuse Charges

Vikings running back is reinstated by Vikings, says he's 'not a perfect parent'

(Newser) - The NFL has been rocked by domestic violence allegations, most notably in the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, but Peterson will play Sunday against the Saints after being reinstated by the Vikings today, the AP reports. As debate rages on about what punishment should be doled out to the... More »

Panthers Abruptly Bench Star in Domestic Violence Case

Greg Hardy deactivated this morning, was convicted in July

(Newser) - Greg Hardy is the Carolina Panthers' franchise player, a Pro Bowl defensive end who will make $13.1 million this season. He will also sit out today's home opener after the Panthers abruptly reversed course and deactivated him this morning, reports ESPN . The reason? Hardy was convicted in July... More »

NFL Show Ditches Rihanna Song Over Ray Rice Case

CBS tones down its pregame coverage

(Newser) - CBS begins its Thursday night NFL broadcasts tonight, but the Ray Rice case has caused some last-minute alterations. The changes include eliminating a pregame segment with the song "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna. The singer's own h istory of violence involving Chris Brown was one of several factors... More »

Ex-FBI Chief to Investigate Handling of Ray Rice Case

Independent inquiry to be overseen by 2 NFL owners

(Newser) - Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will conduct an "independent" inquiry into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case , the league has announced. The move comes after a source said the NFL had the tape of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee five months before it expelled him from... More »

NFL Was Sent Ray Rice Video Months Ago: AP

Police source says he sent it to an unnamed executive

(Newser) - If Roger Goodell's job as NFL commissioner was on thin ice in the wake of the Ray Rice case, that ice just got even thinner: A law enforcement source tells the AP that he sent a video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months... More »

Goodell: Rice Video 'Extremely Graphic, Sickening'

Commish says NFL was 'never granted opportunity' to see clip

(Newser) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is coming under increasing fire for his actions—or, as some are saying, inaction—surrounding the Ray Rice domestic-violence controversy after a second video of Rice emerged Monday, this one actually showing the alleged assault on his then-fiancee Janay Palmer (now his wife). Goodell told Norah... More »

Janay Rice Defends Ray: 'This Is Our Life'

Running back's wife slams media, public for making them relive horrible moment

(Newser) - A day after the Baltimore Ravens gave Ray Rice the boot , Janay Rice is defending her husband and lashing out at the media, the Baltimore Sun reports. "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest... More »

Why the Ray Rice Video Forced the NFL to Act

Obama weighs in on domestic abuse

(Newser) - At first, it was a two-game punishment. But when video emerged of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, it took just 10 hours and 18 minutes for a harsher penalty to take effect: The Baltimore Ravens running back lost his job . That will result in a multimillion-dollar loss... More »

Ravens Release Ray Rice

That video of him slugging then-fiancee did not go over well

(Newser) - Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun . The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just... More »

Video Surfaces of Ravens' Ray Rice Punching Fiancee

NFL claims it hadn't seen video when it handed down 2-game suspension

(Newser) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has already been seen on camera dragging the unconscious body of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer from an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Now TMZ has obtained the graphic surveillance video footage of the actual punch, which happened in February at the Revel Casino... More »

Couples Who Smoke Pot Together Stay ... Chill

Researchers say it's especially true when both spouses partake

(Newser) - It isn't called a peace pipe for nothing. New research backs up what most people would have probably guessed—that married couples who smoke pot tend to be less violent than those who don't, and that this is especially true when both partners toke up. In a study... More »

NFL: We Blew It on Domestic Violence

League toughens penalties after outcry over Ray Rice case

(Newser) - When the NFL issued a two-game suspension to a star player who assaulted his then-fiancee, the league took much flak for treating the offense so lightly. Now, in a letter to owners, league chief Roger Goodell has issued a mea culpa, reports ESPN . "I didn't get it right,... More »

Woman Sets Husband on Fire ... to Get His Attention

Toddi Bork mad that he sprayed poison on weeds

(Newser) - An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is in jail on an attempted murder charge. KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the couple outside their Mount Angel home and initially thought there had been an accident with... More »

We Shouldn't Have to Choose Between NFL and Fighting Abuse

Yet league is letting domestic violence slide: Chelsea Cristene

(Newser) - No one should have to choose between opposing domestic violence and enjoying the NFL—but the league's conduct is forcing us to confront such decisions, writes Chelsea Cristene at the Good Men Project , via Salon . In the latest disturbing incident, the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice has been caught on... More »

Cops: Dad Kills Daughter, 3, After Shootout, Chase

Frederick Roy Miller also shot girl's grandfather, great-grandmother

(Newser) - Frederick Roy Miller had been fighting for custody of 3-year-old daughter Laila since she was six months old. But the Maryland state medical examiner says he stabbed and shot the girl at some point during a police chase and gun battle with officers in Maryland on Saturday, the Washington Post... More »

'Dog' Joins Hunt for MMA Fighter

'War Machine' wanted for savage attack on ex-gf Christy Mack

(Newser) - "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has a message for the mixed martial arts fighter on the run after his ex-girlfriend was savagely beaten: "Time's up!" The reality TV star says he plans to help hunt down Jonathan Koppenhaver, whose ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, was left with... More »

Man Beats Girlfriend Who 'Cheated' in His Dreams

Carlos Gascon allegedly beat her all day Friday

(Newser) - A Florida man allegedly imprisoned his girlfriend in his house all day Friday and beat her savagely—because he dreamed she had cheated on him, CBS Local reports. She finally called for help when her boyfriend, Carlos Gascon, 27, passed out around 7pm at her Summerland Key home. The sheriff'... More »

Texas Shooter Demanded to Know Where Ex Was

Suspect Ron Haskell attacked own mother last week

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old girl who saved her grandparents from the gunman who massacred the rest of her family , is expected to make a full recovery from the gunshot wound that fractured her skull, her grandfather says. "We are in awe of her bravery and courage in calling 911,... More »

Cops: Texas Man Kills 4 Kids

Death toll at 6; suspect surrenders after 3-hour standoff

(Newser) - Police say a man killed six people—four of them children—at a suburban Houston home last night. He also critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, authorities say. She was apparently able to call 911 to tell police what kind of car he was driving, and where he was headed next,... More »

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