A Glorious Afternoon Abstract

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Jordan Hartshorn
February 29, 2016
Domestic Violence Seminar


In 1920, the American Professional Football Association was founded. Modernly, The National Football League (the NFL) has become a billion dollar industry generating national revenue of $7.3 billion dollars in 2014 alone. However, roughly 55.4 percent of NFL players have a criminal record, and even more shockingly domestic violence accounts for 48 percent of arrests for violent crimes among NFL athletes compared to an estimated 21 percent nationally.

This article first examines the history and traditions of the NFL and the subculture of domestic violence hidden by the league. Next, this article will specifically focus on the case studies of a few star athletes and their struggles with domestic violence. Finally, this article will examine the laws being enacted, both nationally and within the league, and contrast what has worked with what has not.

Jordan Hartshorn
February 29, 2016
Additional Sources

Ambrose, Robert. "NOTE: THE NFL MAKES IT RAIN: THROUGH STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF ITS CONDUCT POLICY, THE NFL PROTECTS ITS INTEGRITY, WEALTH, AND POPULARITY." William Mitchell Law Review 34.1069 (2008): 1070-112. WestLaw Next. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. This article provides theory on why the NFL protects its wealthy athletes after they commit violent crimes.

Dabbs, Ellen E. "INTENTIONAL FOULS: ATHLETES AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN." Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems 31.167 (1998). WestLaw Next. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. This article explores the theories behind why domestic violence is a recurring theme in professional athletics.

Lucido, Victoria. "Three Strikes, Yet They Keep on Swinging: Athletes and Domestic Violence." Seton Hall Law ERepository (2013). Web. 21 Jan. 2016. This article compares case studies within different sports.


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